Trinity Ridge Fire, Threatening Homes In Featherville
Featherville, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Trinity Ridge Fire is out of control and fire crews are set up to save one small town in danger.
There is a state of emergency in place that was ordered by Governor Butch Otter.
Concerned citizens of Featherville attended a community meeting to discuss the latest fire conditions and evacuations with firefighters.
"When the fire does move into this area we are building fire lines behind the community of Featherville” said Mary Christensen P.I.O, BLM.
Crews are set to battle the flames that are expected to arrive in the next few days.
Governor Otter attended the meeting as one of the many concerned home owners in the area.
"I got up here a couple of days ago to defend it as part as I could. We have defended the area as best as we can and when we are asked to leave we are going to get out of here’ said Governor Otter, Idaho.
Long time residents Larry and Sue Herzinger are all packed up to leave their summer home of 6 six years.
"I'm sure they will protect it, you know there is always that off site that they won't. We've got a lot of stuff here, there is no way we can take it all out so we try to pray and hope for the best” said Larry Herzinger, Evacuee.
Hoping for the best is all the community can do as firefighters are prepared to battle fast moving flames going towards homes.
The Trinity Ridge Fire is 4% contained and has burned 72,594 acres, four structures have burned and the cause of the fire is human related.