Beaver Creek Fire Northwest Of Hailey Continues To Grow


By Paul Johnson

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Beaver Creek Fire burning northwest of Hailey in the Sawtooth National Forest grew more than 24,000 acres yesterday.
More firefighters and other resources are arriving to fight the fire, which was ignited by lightning Aug. 9.
Beth Lund’s Type 1 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire Monday morning. Firefighters are scouting areas where direct attack will be effective.
Firefighters today continue to secure and control the southern portion of the fire and plan to work from an anchor point on the fire’s southwest corner, building fire line from that point to the northwest and northeast. Aviation resources are working to prevent the fire from spreading east into the Deer Creek drainage. Other efforts will focus on the northwest, where the fire crossed Warm Springs Road on Sunday night.
Warm Springs Road is closed at Red Warrior Creek. Warm Springs is closed, as are all trails south of Baker Creek Road on both sides of Warm Springs Road.
Meanwhile, three community meetings are planned this week for the residents of Fairfield, Ketchum and Hailey. All meetings begin at 7 p.m.:
o Tuesday: Legion Hall, 114 East Camas Avenue West, Fairfield
o Tuesday: Ketchum City Hall, 480 East Avenue North, Ketchum
o Wednesday: Wood River High School Performing Arts Center, 1050 Fox Acres Road, Hailey

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