Aerial view of Idaho wildfires show a wide path of destruction

Aerial view of Idaho wildfires show a wide path of destruction

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by Karen Zatkulak

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Posted on August 14, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 15 at 10:30 AM

BOISE -- For the first time, we're getting an aerial look at destruction caused by a huge Idaho wildfire and what has been left behind.

Fire officials tell us the Elk Complex Fire has burned more than 70 structures, some are cabins in the Pine and Prairie areas.

We just got this video into our newsroom Wednesday afternoon showing the view from above of the far reaching damage on the ground.

The burned area begins about three miles southwest of the town of Pine, just beyond Anderson Ranch.  The flames reached some structures in the Fall Creek Drainage area.

You can see just how large the span of this wildfire has become -- stretching more than 170 square miles.

It appears a few cabins just outside of Pine were destroyed.

The flames spread very close to the Prairie, but fortunately it looks like the structures in the town itself were saved.

To view the video on the app, go to the video tab.

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