Photos: Massive Idaho wildfires burn thousands of acres

WQAD.com

(CNN) — Cloud cover and higher humidity slowed the growth of a wildfire burning in central Idaho this weekend, but officials warned they’re not out of the woods yet.

The Beaver Creek Fire has burned some 100,916 acres, up from nearly 93,000 on Saturday and 64,000 acres on Friday. It is 9% contained.

“It’s pretty tough all the way around,” said Stephen Dane, a fire spokesman.

“But we have some veteran firefighters who know what they are doing and they are fighting their hearts out. They are doing an amazing job, working night and day. They are not giving this fire any slack.”

Approximately 1,200 firefighters are working the blaze, with the help of helicopters, bulldozers and conventional engines, Dane said.

The fire, located northwest of Hailey and some six miles south of Ketchum, has forced nearby residents to flee.

Mandatory evacuation orders had grown from 1,600 homes to more…

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