On the 170-square-mile Beaver Creek Fire near Ketchum and Sun Valley, fire managers say the rain that fell early Friday kept fire activity to a minimum. The blaze hardly grew, despite gusty winds.
But in the Boise National Forest, much of the rain stayed away and dry lightning sparked at least 13 new fires.
The Little Queens Fire, burning on about 20 square miles near the remote mining hamlet of Atlanta, didn't get any of the moisture.
Atlanta remains under a mandatory evacuation, though some persistent residents have insisted on staying in their homes or cabins.
More Northwest Headlines
Court denies Medina millionaire’s release from Montana jail Anti-wildlife trafficking initiative qualifies for ballot 2 Yakima County men sentenced for killing eagles USGS awards $4M in Northwest, California for earthquake early warning systems Commuter train hits vehicle in Puyallup, kills 1 woman Ex-tribal police chief pleads guilty to stealing from Swinomish Tribe Hearing Friday on suit over Kurt Cobain death-scene photos Guilty plea in crash through Sammamish home that killed 2
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.