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Atlanta Idaho Residents Returning To Their Homes With A Warning

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By Paul Johnson

Atlanta, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Officials are allowing residents to return to their Atlanta Idaho homes today but are reminding them that there are potential risks. Firefighting personnel and equipment are still working in the area, so roads will be more congested. Fire-related hazards include falling burned trees, ash pits and the potential for logs and rocks to fall onto roadways.
Firefighting personnel and equipment are still working in the area, so roads will be more congested. Fire-related hazards include falling burned trees, ash pits and the potential for logs and rocks to fall onto roadways.
Meanwhile, the Little Queens Fire has burned 23,273 acres and is 20% contained. The southern spread of the fire towards Atlanta has been halted. Approximately 10 miles of containment lines have been completed from the north side of Atlanta west down the Middle Fork of the Boise River drainage to meet the 2003 Hot Creek fire perimeter. The west and northwest flanks are expected to run into other previously burned areas. The northeast and east sides will spread toward natural barriers, such as rock outcroppings. Today crews will focus on holding and mop-up of completed hand line along the Middle Fork Road. A couple of spot fires on the east flank will be doused by helicopter buckets.


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