Beaver Creek Fire

Northwest Fire Safety
4:25 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Beaver Creek Fire Renews Push For Homeowner Vigilance

InciWeb. Fire crews clear out vegetation near buildings around the Greenhorn Guard Station in Blaine County, Idaho.

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 4:32 pm

The fire raging near Sun Valley, Idaho, is serving as a wake-up call for homeowners in fire-prone areas across the Northwest. The 106,000-acre Beaver Creek Fire has burned one house.

And fire managers say it’s lucky they didn't lose more.

Steven Garman lives outside of Ketchum, Idaho. He's a retired firefighter. Garman says like many homes in the area, his house was not designed to be fire resistant.

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Northwest Fires
4:13 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Sun Valley Businesses Worry About Fire's Economic Impact

InciWeb. Map showing the progression of the Beaver Creek Fire

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 4:15 pm

Businesses around Sun Valley, Idaho worry the massive Beaver Creek fire will have a big impact on the tourist-dependent economy of central Idaho. Several events have already been canceled because of the blaze.

This is the new worry by business owners. First of course was the threat of fire. And now there’s the threat of fire or at least the perceived threat of it will continue to keep away tourists through a really crucial part of their business cycle.

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Northwest Fires
4:48 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Crews Taking Offensive On Idaho's Beaver Creek Fire

InciWeb. The Beaver Creek Fire in Idaho is still a long way from being contained.

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 4:30 pm

The estimated cost of fighting Idaho’s Beaver Creek Fire now tops more than $11 million. Fire crews near Sun Valley, Idaho say the blaze has become manageable but is a long way from contained.

The mood at Baker’s Spike camp has changed almost over night. There is now a feeling of optimism. Crews are feeling like they can take an offensive stance against the fire instead of a defensive one. They have enough resources now where they can plan ahead and anticipate where the fire might go next, while they’re also attacking the fire.

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Northwest Fires
4:34 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Some Evacuated Idaho Homeowners Allowed To Return

Some of the Idaho homeowners evacuated because of a nearby wildfire are now being allowed to return home.  Authorities are still warning homeowners they may be evacuated again. 

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Wildfires
5:50 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Beaver Creek Update: Nearly 10,000 Homes On Evacuation Alert

More resources continue to pour into Idaho’s central mountains to fight a growing wildfire that has now consumed more than 150 square miles, or roughly the size of Detroit.

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Northwest Fires
5:13 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Fire Threatening Idaho Resort Towns Is Nation’s Top Priority

The U.S. Forest Service’s top official is in Idaho today to assess the wildfire situation. The threats from some of Idaho’s large fires have diminished. That includes the Elk Complex which destroyed homes in the towns of Pine and Featherville. But the Beaver Creek Fire has become an increasingly dangerous one.

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Northwest Fires
4:51 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Idaho Towns Of Sun Valley And Ketchum On Evacuation Alert

Things have taken a turn for worse in central Idaho. The Beaver Creek Fire continues to grow quickly, and residents of the resort towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum have been told to prepare to evacuate.

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