Beaver Creek Fire 90% Contained


By Paul Johnson

Wood River Area, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Even though heavy rain fell in the Wood River Valley this past weekend, the Beaver Creek fire received minimal precipitation yesterday. At this present time, the fire has burned 111,408 acres and is 90% contained. Currently 771 personnel are working to fully contain the fire. Today, crews will continue to work on hot spots along the northern perimeter of the fire and along the western perimeter near Dollarhide Summit. Crews will continue to mop up hot spots along the perimeter of the fire and pull hoses and back haul excess supplies and trash.

Firefighters will also be available for initial attack on any new starts within the area. Last night there were over 150 lightning strikes recorded southwest of the Beaver Creek Fire perimeter. Crews will remain vigilant as thunderstorms are possible this afternoon. These thunderstorms could produce erratic outflow winds with gusts in excess of 40 mph.

Adell’s team, along with the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team will be holding two public meetings. The first is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Big Wood, 100 Saddle Rd. in Ketchum. The second meeting will be in Hailey on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. at the Community Campus, 1050 Fox Acres Rd.

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