BOISE -- Authorities are giving residents of Pine and Featherville a brief window of opportunity to go back home to check on their property and gather belongings.
Trinity Ridge Fire managers say evacuees can return to their homes and cabins for a couple of hours Tuesday. So far, no properties have been damaged, but the evacuation order remains in effect due to heavy smoke in the region. Roads will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The fire ignited Aug. 3, has burned more than 200 square miles and is just five percent contained.
Meanwhile, fire crews battling the Mustang Complex Fire north of Salmon rescued a bear cub that suffered second-degree burns to its paws. The cub is being transported Tuesday to a wildlife care center in McCall.
The Mustang Complex Fire has now burned more than 233-square miles.