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Evacuations underway for 1,200-acre wildfire in Idaho

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Posted at 7:32 PM, Aug 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-26 13:15:34-04

STANLEY, Idaho — Evacuations are underway because of a fire burning west of Stanley, Idaho.

Forest spokesman Mike Williamson says the Wapiti fire is1,200 acres. The call came in at 2:12 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Boise County Sheriffs are evacuating the Sawtooth lodge, nearby campgrounds, recreational trails and residences.

A type 2 incident management team has been ordered and will arrive around 6 p.m. Sunday. 

Williamson says seven engines, two type 1 helicopters, one type 3 helicopter, three air tankers and one hand crew are responding to the fire.

There is no estimated containment at this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.