Rain doesn't have much effect on Idaho wildfire

Rain doesn't have much effect on Idaho wildfire

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Rain doesn't have much effect on Idaho wildfire

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 29, 2012 at 3:20 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Fire officials say a light rain didn't have much effect on a wildfire complex burning in north-central Idaho.

The 117-square-mile McGuire complex was not very active after Friday's rain but the wet weather isn't expected to have a significant effect in helping firefighters douse the blaze.

The next few days are expected to be dry, sunny and unseasonably warm.

A Type I fire management team took over responsibility Saturday and was to hold a community meeting in Dixie.

The fire is just 10 percent contained and more than 700 people are working on it. Several communities remain evacuated and officials estimated 685 structures were threatened.

The McGuire complex is just one of several wildfires burning across Idaho in an unusually long fire season.
 

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