Fire in Central Idaho caused by lightning 90 percent contained
Firefighters in the resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley have the Beaver Creek fire 90 percent contained, and many are leaving for other fires.
The Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho — Firefighters in the central Idaho resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley have the Beaver Creek fire 90 percent contained, and many are leaving for other fires.
Spokeswoman Meghan Stump said firefighters worked Sunday to finish containment lines on the 173-square-mile blaze.
About 770 personnel remain assigned to the lightning-caused blaze that started Aug. 7.
About 50 miles west, the tiny mountain town of Atlanta remained under evacuation orders Sunday because of the 25-square-mile Little Queens fire that is 2 percent contained. About a mile of control line has been built on the north side of the community. Nearly 400 people are assigned to fight that blaze.