Gov. Otter to tour two wildfires today
Governor Otter will join Adjutant General Gary Sayler and Colonel Brad Richy, director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, on a helicopter tour of wildfires in the Pine and Stanley areas today. The Governor is scheduled to leave Gowen Field at approximately 2:30 p.m. and return about 5:15 p.m.
The large fires still burning in Idaho include the Trinity Ridge Fire, near the towns of Featherville and Pine; The Mustang Complex Fire; the Halstead Fire, near Stanley; and the Springs Fire, near Crouch, which is now 100% contained.
A red flag warning was issued Tuesday for the Trinity Ridge fire near the small towns of Pine and Featherville, where thunderstorms were expected to bring erratic winds. The fire has burned 141 square miles, with heavy smoke forcing the evacuation of Featherville.
Near Stanley, a 146-square-mile wildfire was burning in heavy timber.
Gov. Otter will be holding a press conference when he returns to Gowen Field.
Photo courtesy Boise National Forest
Associated Press contributed to this story