(CHALLIS, ID) – Crews are gaining the upper hand while fighting a massive wildfire near Challis. The 20,000-acre Lodgepole Fire ten miles west of the central Idaho community is now 40 percent contained. Officials say they’re still a long way away from getting it contained, however. They expect to continue battling the flames along Darling and Morgan creeks for at least the rest of this week.
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com