BOISE -- The U.S. Forest Service has approved $4.5 million for emergency rehabilitation in areas burned by the Trinity Ridge Fire.

The fire started on Aug. 3 and full containment is expected next Monday.

It charred nearly 147,000 acres in the Boise National Forest.

Over $2 million will be spent on protecting fisheries and stabilizing soil along three important watersheds. Another big chunk of the money will improve roads and trails.

The work will start immediately and be completed prior to the winter.

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