Central Idaho firefighters brace for tough day
The Beaver Creek Fire grew 44 square miles to 144 square miles Friday and fire managers predicted similar conditions Saturday as more firefighters poured into the area to bolster 700 already there while residents and vacationers jammed U.S. Highway 75 getting out.
Blaine County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Marsha Head says about 1,600 homes on the west side of the highway are under mandatory evacuation orders. Ketchum and Sun Valley residents are under pre-evacuation orders.
Fire spokeswoman Traci Weaver says a fire camp crew member in his 50s suffered a heart attack earlier this week while setting up camp, but he's recovering.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.