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Helping hands in Idaho help prevent more fires

The bright yellow Mormon Helping Hands T-shirts — approximately 1,650 of them — provided a stark contrast against the charred hills of Pocatello, Idaho, on Saturday, July 14, when volunteers gathered to help clean up debris following the "Charlotte" fire, which ignited on June 28. Efforts involved members of the community and included representation from more than 150 wards throughout the southeastern part of the state.

The morning began at 7:30 at Century High School, where volunteers arrived and were assigned to work on one of 60 properties whose owners had registered for clean-up assistance. Some of the area affected by the disaster was government land, but the majority of it was privately owned property.

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