|Credit: Great Basin Incident Mgmt Team|
The Beaver Creek Fire in Idaho has burned over 100,000 acres (nearly 160 square miles).
Over 2,000 home have been evacuated.
More than 1,100 firefighters are battling this blaze.
Local tourist towns are currently threatened, including Sun Valley and Ketchum.
But the fire is only 10% contained.
Beth Lund is Incident Commander with the US Forest Service, and she has nonetheless expressed some optimism that the crew may begin to make meaningful progress in fighting this fire.
It reminds us that we are well into Wildfire Season. Wasn't long ago we were reporting on the Black Forest Fire in Colorado and the Powerhouse Fire in California.
Currently, the NIFC says 47 active (and large) fires have burned over 800,000 acres.
Year-to-date, more than 31,000 fires have burned over 3.3 million acres.
To those on the front-lines, your work is greatly appreciated. Be safe as you fight on!!
|Credit: Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman|
|Credit: Ashley Smith/Times-News|