Central Idaho wildfire grows to 80 acres
STANLEY, Idaho (AP) — A wildfire burning through downed and dead lodgepole about 10 miles south of Stanley in central Idaho grew to about 80 acres by Thursday morning.
But Incident Commander Brian O’Donnell says the Gold Fire is expected to be contained Friday evening and controlled by Monday.
Three hotshot crews, three helicopters, six engine crews and two water tankers are assigned to fight the blaze that started Tuesday afternoon and quickly grew to 60 acres.
The Sawtooth National Recreation Area has closed Forest Service Road 210.
There have been no reports of injuries or damage to structures.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.