Crews make progress on two wildfires in Boise National Forest

Crews make progress on two wildfires in Boise National Forest

Crews make progress on two wildfires in Boise National Forest

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 20 at 2:20 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Firefighters have gained 20 percent containment on two wildfires burning in the Boise National Forest.

The Whiskey Complex has burned just over 13 square miles of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and other fuels since it was started a week ago by lightning.

One unoccupied cabin has been destroyed.

About 1,000 firefighters supported by helicopters are battling the fires.

READ: Whiskey Complex fires upgraded in national priority

Firefighters were expecting more hot, dry weather Sunday although a chance of rain and cooler temperatures were expected to move in by Monday.

Other wildfires are burning in the Payette National Forest.

 


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