Beaver Creek Fire Prompts Evacuations of Thousands
(HAILEY, ID) – More than 2,300 homes have been evacuated in the Wood River Valley as the Beaver Creek Fire continues to grow. The fire still threatens the communities of Hailey and Ketchum, as well as the Sun Valley Resort. On Saturday, smoke became so thick that it grounded air tankers battling the flames from above. In the meantime, the fire has attracted national attention because of its proximity to estates owned by celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks. The fire was started by lightning August 7 and has grown to more than 160 square miles. It is only 10% contained.