Idaho fire nears homes, military range
BOISE, Idaho -- A wildfire grew by an estimated 200 square miles in
24 hours, blackening grazing land Sunday as it threatened thousands of
southern Idaho homes and facilities at an Air Force training range,
fire officials said Sunday.
Two large wildfires along the
Nevada line combined Saturday to create the more than 880-square-mile
blaze, which burned grass and brush and was less than a mile from a
training range of Mountain Home Air Force Base.
No one has
been seriously hurt, but the homes of about 7,500 people in the
sparsely populated region were threatened, said Chuck Dickson, a fire