BOISE -- Fire officials say a wildfire burning in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness has now scorched nearly 29 square miles and is being battled by more than 200 firefighters.

The Halstead Fire is burning in the wilderness 18 miles northwest of Stanley and plumes of smoke are visible from the small resort town.

Government officials are holding a public meeting in Stanley Friday night to address concerns about the blaze, which ignited a week ago from a lightning strike.

Officials say crews have been successful in holding fire lines along the southwest perimeter, though so far the fire is zero percent contained.

Forest officials say several campgrounds and access roads remain closed because of the fire.

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