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Local Businesses Are Getting Back On Track
Blaine County, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) With the Beaver Creek Fire burning up in Blaine County, local businesses are feeling the heat as residents and tourist are fleeing the area.
Over the past week evacuations and road closures have brought the Wood River Valley to a standstill.
But with the fire at 30%contained as of Wednesday... Businesses are starting to get back on track.
We spoke with one local business owner and asked how he and other local shops are dealing with the blaze.
“We’ve seen it dip pretty dramatically. It’s a pretty tight core and everybody is doing their best to stay open and keep life going in the town. Ketchum and Sun Valley are alive and we hope everybody is coming to continue to come visit us.”
Said the Owner of “The Country Cousin” George King
King says that the week of fires and smoke couldn't have come at a worse time.
With August being the end of the summer tourist season, a majority of visitors will be leaving the valley and back to their homes.
And in losing almost a week of business really cuts into their overall profits for the season.
But King along with other business owners wants to assure the public that are open and ready for business.