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Idaho wildfires scorch 100,000 acres

Sun Valley/Beaver Creek, Idaho (CNN) The stubborn Beaver Creek wildfire has 1,200 firefighters toiling tirelessly in Idaho to keep it from spreading.

The wildfire scorching Sun Valley, Idaho, has already consumed more than 100,000 acres, and threatened 5,000 homes.

Sun Valley is home to many pricey spreads, including second homes reportedly owned by actors Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis.

Lightning ignited the fire more than two weeks ago. In the last three days firefighters benefited from cloud cover and higher humidity. But they only managed to establish control of less than ten percent of the land by early Monday morning.

The forecast for the next few days brings rain from thunderstorms which could quash the flames, but lightning might spark new fires.

Gov. Butch Otter praised the crews, saying they can keep working because they know theyre supported by our local folks, by the county folks, the city folks (and) the state department of lands

 
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