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Valley Road fire grows to 13,000 acres in central Idaho

Associated Press

BOISE – The Valley Road wildfire near Stanley was estimated at about 13,000 acres Tuesday, fire managers said.

The fire, eating through bug-killed timber in central Idaho’s Sawtooth National Recreation Area, has already forced the evacuation of about 20 homes in the Fisher Creek development near Stanley. No structures have been lost so far, officials with the Great Basin Incident Management Team said.

Fire protection measures were in place around the threatened homes.

The human-caused fire, which started Saturday on private property, was about 5 percent contained, with 260 people working on the fire and more crews en route.

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