Crews working 24 hours a day to keep fire away from towns
The burnout operation for the Trinity Ridge Fire continued along the northwest ridge behind Featherville. According to the Boise National Forest, they have been working to reduce fuel between residences and the main fire, to provide a buffer when the fire arrives.
Crews have been working in the area 24 hours a day.
A cold front moving into the area today from the north will likely decrease humidity and produce gusty winds, which will create bad conditions for the fire crews.
The Elmore County Sheriff has ordered an evacuation from Featherville to the Paradise area because of thick smoke and fire danger.
Officials believe the fire will not be contained until October.
Photos courtesy Harold Johnson