NEZ PERCE COUNTY, Idaho — A wildfire burning in Hells Canyon along the Snake River in Idaho has destroyed three structures and is threatening about 75 other buildings, officials said.
Idaho Department of Lands fire crews are on scene fighting the fire. Authorities said the fire has burned roughly 1,000 acres and is still growing. As of 6 p.m. Friday, the fire was zero percent contained and has caused about $325,000 worth of damage.
About 100 personnel have responded to the fire. Two hand crews are assisting with the fire, as well as seven engines and ten planes.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Evacuations are in effect for people living along the Idaho side of the Snake River from Corral Creek to Dough Creek. Zaza Road is closed at the intersection of Zaza Road and Deer Creek.
Resident LynnDee Frasure-Wilks said his cabin lost was an iconic spot owned by the same person for about 40 years. She said no one was there at the time and everyone is OK.
Frasure-Wilks said the community of cabins is tight-knit and most of them are recreational. She spends about 120 days of the year at her cabin in the area and this is about the sixth time a fire has threatened her property since she has owned it.