Hot, windy weather worsens conditions for crews battling Pioneer Fire

A firefighter suffered burns and was transported
Posted at 12:17 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 21:11:07-04

Hot and windy weather is worsening conditions for crews battling the Pioneer Fire, eight miles north of Idaho City.

The fire continues to grow in size and remains 27 percent contained. The fire has grown to 18, 733 acres. The total of 1,121 firefighters are fighting this fire.

A firefighter suffered burns on the fire lines Friday, and was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise. He was treated and released for his injuries.

Saturday, crews could not hold their lines as the fire spotted across Highway 21 at Mores Creek Summit. It's now burning southeast, toward Sunset Mt. Lookout. According to officials, crews have dropped back and are now using the prepared contingency line as a control line.