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    Default Ketchum Idaho forest fire

    Fire burns close to Ketchum

    Winds fan flames and smoke toward the resort town. Showers fail to quench Central Idaho fires, including the Cascade Complex.



    Edition Date: 08/20/07



    Some rain showers fell in parts of Central Idaho Sunday, and temperatures dipped, but that didn't keep fires from growing near Ketchum.
    Residents west of Ketchum city limits were asked to voluntarily evacuate their homes because of smoke and fire activity from the 6,065-acre Castle Rock fire in the Sawtooth National Forest, said Ketchum police officers. Roads to the west of Idaho 75 in the Ketchum area were closed, including Warm Springs Road and trails in the vicinity.
    Gov. Butch Otter's office also issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Lower Board Ranch area and westward.
    About 7 p.m., strong winds pushed the fire eastward from the head of Adams Gulch and Fox Creek toward Idaho 75.
    The fire was 5 percent contained Sunday, officials said. Temperatures are expected to stay in the low 80s through the week, but the chance of showers is low.
    To the northwest, the Cascade Complex, now 147,240 acres, threatened more than 200 structures. The area saw rain but not enough to quell the fires, officials said.
    "It really dampens the chances of fire spreading" Sunday, said Mary Rasmussen, spokeswoman for the Great Basin Incident Management Team overseeing the Cascade Complex. Fire officials confirmed that six structures were lost: Snowshoe Cabin and five historic structures on Knox Ranch, including a two-story hotel. Knox Ranch supplied miners on their way to the Thunder Mountain mining district in the 1890s and is one of the oldest agricultural sites in the forest.

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    Man, that's a **** shame... Prayin for rain.

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    Here are some of the buildings that have been lost...

    Showshoe Cabin

    More photos of Snowshoe Cabin at
    http://www.picturesofcascade.com/landmarks/snowshoe.htm


    Knox Ranch

    More Photos of Knox Ranch at
    http://www.picturesofcascade.com/landmarks/knox.htm


    Photos courtesey of Mike Huston, check out his website at
    www.picturesofcascade.com

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    Ughf, those were nice cabins.

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    What a shame....Speedy

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