Fire managers to meet with central Idaho residents
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Fire managers plan to meet with residents in central Idaho after issuing a mandatory evacuation of Featherville over the weekend due to smoke from an approaching wildfire.
The meeting was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday in nearby Pine.
A mandatory evacuation of Featherville was issued Saturday as 1,100 firefighters battled the Trinity Ridge Fire. It has burned 140 square miles and is threatening hundreds of homes.
On Sunday, thunderstorms ignited another fire in a gulch east of Featherville but firefighters stationed nearby were able to quickly extinguish the flames. More thunderstorms were expected Monday, which officials say may cause gusty and shifting winds around the fire.
A little to the north, Idaho's largest wildfire has burned 143 square miles and a community meeting was scheduled for 7 p.m. in Challis.