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Fire officials lift evacuation order for Dubois, Idaho

July 29, 2018

DUBOIS, Idaho (AP) — The evacuation order has been lifted for the town of Dubois, Idaho, which is threatened by a wildfire.

Officials lifted the evacuation order Sunday morning, and reported that the wildfire is 50 percent contained. The fire covers about 27.5 square miles (71 kilometers).

KIFI-TV reports that favorable winds Saturday night allowed firefighters to directly attack the fire, and they managed to build a fire line across the entire perimeter.

But thunderstorms Sunday could bring erratic winds with the potential to stoke the flames.

The Grassy Ridge Fire is about 2 miles outside of Dubois.

Fire departments throughout eastern Idaho sent engines to protect the town.

The fire closed portions of the Payette National Forest.


Information from: KIFI-TV, http://www.localnews8.com/

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