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Friday, August 17, 2012

National Guard joins firefighters in Idaho as hundreds of residents are forced to flee their homes from wild fires

The Idaho National Guard has joined firefighters battling wildfires raging across the state, which have forced the evacuation of 400 homes and burned over 100 square miles in the past two weeks.

Hot, dry windy weather throughout the West, has caused fire season to start early this year and forecasters have warned that these conditions are set to continue.

One blaze, which started when a utility vehicle caught fire, is now just four miles from the resort town of Featherville, in mountains around 100 miles northeast of Boise.

Nearly 1,000 firefighters have gathered there for a last-ditch effort to keep the flames at bay but many resident have already fled. Read More