Possible Problems Battling Idaho Wildfires
PINE, Idaho (AP) — The wildfires that are posing a challenge to firefighters in Idaho today were sparked last week by lightning -- and there are more thunderstorms in the forecast today.
Two communities are under an evacuation order, but some residents are insisting on staying behind to protect their property.
A forest ranger says, "People have a false sense of security."
The evacuations were ordered in the communities of Pine and Featherville as the blaze grew to 141 square miles in the central part of the state.
Another wildfire to the south has burned nearly 225 square miles.