Beaver Creek Fire Is 97% Contained


By Brittany Cooper

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Full containment was expected on Saturday for the Beaver Creek Fire, but hot spots near Wolftone Creek were discovered in heavier fuels. Hand crews extinguished these spots and reinforced containment lines according to officials.

It's expected Sunday that engines and handcrews will monitor for smoke on the southern portion of the fire, and a light helicopter will be used to move equipment needed to support ground crews.

Smoke from the Kelley Fire which is 25 air miles west of Hailey drifted into the Wood River Valley yesterday afternoon. That fire is currently over 6,000 acres and seven percent contained.

Trails within the burned area are now open. This includes the Adam Gulch, Lake Creek, Fox Creek, Chocolate Gulch and Oregon Gulch Trailheads. Forest Trail #328 in the Bald Mountain Permit Area is open, as well as the Warm Springs Road, #227 from the National Forest boundary to Rooks Creek.

Information on open areas is available on the Sawtooth National Forest website or Inciweb.

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