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Evacuations underway for 1,200-acre wildfire in Idaho

Posted: 6:32 PM, Aug 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-26 17:15:34Z
Evacuations underway for Idaho wildfire
Evacuations underway for Idaho wildfire
Evacuations underway for Idaho wildfire
Evacuations underway for Idaho wildfire
Evacuations underway for Idaho wildfire
Evacuations underway for Idaho wildfire

STANLEY, Idaho — Evacuations are underway because of a fire burning west of Stanley, Idaho.

Forest spokesman Mike Williamson says the Wapiti fire is1,200 acres. The call came in at 2:12 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Boise County Sheriffs are evacuating the Sawtooth lodge, nearby campgrounds, recreational trails and residences.

A type 2 incident management team has been ordered and will arrive around 6 p.m. Sunday. 

Williamson says seven engines, two type 1 helicopters, one type 3 helicopter, three air tankers and one hand crew are responding to the fire.

There is no estimated containment at this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.