Whiskey Complex 40 percent contained, gusty winds still a concern
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Firefighters have gained 40 percent containment on two wildfires burning in the Boise National Forest, citing "very good progress" throughout the day Sunday.
The Whiskey Complex has burned just over 13 square miles of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and other fuels since it was started a week ago by lightning.
One unoccupied cabin has been destroyed.
According to the Boise National forest, nearly 1,100 firefighters supported by helicopters are battling the fires.
Firefighters believe gusty winds may be a concern overnight Sunday, as isolated thunderstorms are expected in the area. Gusty thunderstorm winds have firefighters concerned about spot fires, because embers can be pushed up to 1/4 mile.
Other wildfires are burning in the Payette National Forest.