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Evacuations ordered in wildfire near Tamarack

Here’s a news item from the AP:  CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — The Valley County sheriff’s office is ordering an immediate evacuation of some subdivisions near the Tamarack Resort as strong winds fan the flames of the Hurd Creek fire. The sheriff’s office issued a Level 3 evacuation notice Thursday morning for about 100 homes in subdivisions south of the golf and ski resort. Level 3 means residents are being told to leave their homes. Authorities are also telling residents with pricey homes closer to the resort to be ready to clear out on a moment’s notice. So far, the Hurd Creek fire has burned about 550 acres in a mid-section of the mountain. About 700 firefighters are working to contain the blaze ignited Saturday by lightning.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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