Crews on high alert on Trinity Ridge Fire, due to high winds and dry conditions
Jennifer Auh reports on winds and dry weather affecting Trinity Ridge Fire. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Firefighters are on high alert now, since windy and dry conditions are expected to continue in Pine and Featherville.
Fire crews said the Trinity Ridge Fire is now only one mile away from the small resort town. Weather experts expect up to 25 mph winds and low humidity.
On Friday, crews did not start any back burn operations, due to the dry and windy conditions.
In the last two days, fire crews with the help of helicopters, having been using the back burn method. They were fighting fire with fire, creating spots of fire on the mountains to create a fire line to protect homes.
However, firefighters just focused on putting out small flames and smoke from the previous burnout operations on Friday.
The Trinity Ridge Fire has now grown to 110,000 acres, as the flames are inching closer to Featherville.
The American Red Cross shelter manager told us he has been notified, and dozens of cots are readily available for those who need shelter. Red Cross volunteers have set up evacuation centers at the Pine Senior Center and the Pine Resort.
Starting Saturday morning, a new fire management team will take over managing the southern portion of the fire.