Fire officials lift evacuation order for Dubois, Idaho
Jul. 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/