Emergency fire shelters can save lives, in some conditions

  • FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, volunteers learn to deploy fire shelters with practice equipment after a callout by fire officials seeking to supplement their usual resources in Omak, Wash. After flames trapped 14 firefighters in California and they had to use last-resort fire shelters to survive, questions are emerging about how well the emergency devices work and how often they are used while crews fight wildfires. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

BOISE, Idaho — After flames trapped 14 firefighters in California and they had to use last-resort fire shelters to survive, questions are emerging about how well the emergency devices work and how often they are used in wildfires.

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