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Burn Team Begin Assessment For Beaver Creek Fire

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By Paul Johnson

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - With the fire 93% contained, a Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation team will begin studying the impact of the Beaver Creek Fire next week. Sawtooth National Forest officials say the team will do a rapid assessment to identify areas which may require emergency repairs. Such repairs may be needed to prevent severe erosion or flooding. The fire has burned 111,488 acres.
the first phase of rehabilitation is already underway as crews repair 61 miles of bulldozer line and many additional miles of fire line built by hand. At the same time, fire fighters continue to work a few remaining trouble spots in remote and hard to reach areas. “We are feeling very confident about it” Incident Commander Marty Adell told a community meeting in Ketchum Tuesday night. Adell said another “day or day and a-half” of work should complete the job of making sure any remaining fire will not escape from inside the perimeter near structures. Adell says residents may continue to see smoke inside the burn area for another week or more.

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