BOISE, Idaho -- Fire managers say two Idaho wildfires burning in national forests on Saturday have consumed nearly 120 square miles.

The Trinity Ridge Fire near the small mountain town of Featherville has burned nearly 50 square miles, while the Halstead Fire in central Idaho has grown to 68 square miles. Fire officials say a pilot car on Saturday is guiding vehicles on State Highway 21.

National Interagency Fire Center spokeswoman Roberta D'Amico says an Area Command Team has been called in to manage large wildfires burning in the Boise, Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis national forests.

She says the command team began work Friday. She also says the center on Thursday upped its preparedness level to No. 4, its second highest level on its five-level scale.

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