Wildfire Forces Evacuations in West-Central Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 120 residents have evacuated and additional residents have been told to be ready to flee from a wildfire burning in west-central Idaho near McCall.
Fire officials on Tuesday say an 8-square-mile fire north of New Meadows forced evacuations on the east side of U.S. Highway 95, and that additional homes could be threatened depending on which way the fire moves.
In northern Idaho, a group of fires that has scorched 90 square miles and destroyed 42 homes near Kamiah in the last several days is 25 percent contained. More than 800 firefighters and nearly 50 fire engines are assigned to that blaze.
On the Idaho-Oregon border, officials say favorable weather allowed firefighters to increase containment to 90 percent on a fire that has burned 443 square miles of rangeland.