Dogs Suffer Burns, Death at Region's Hot Springs

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The U.S. Forest Service is reporting an increase in the number of dogs being severely burned at hot springs inside the USFS Lowman District.

"Dogs have been hurt or died by getting into hotter areas of the pools," said John Kidd, district ranger. "It appears their ability to cope with those high temperatures is limited."

The pool temperatures can exceed 120 degrees near the source of the springs. Reports of dog injuries and deaths have come from Grandjean, Kirkham and Bonneville hot springs.