August 19th, 2013
03:01 AM ET

Fires char Idaho, rains soak the South

The stubborn Beaver Creek wildfire has 1,200 firefighters toiling tirelessly in Idaho to keep it from spreading.

The wildfire scorching Sun Valley, Idaho, has already consumed more than 100,000 acres, and threatened 5,000 homes.

Sun Valley is home to many pricey spreads, including second homes reportedly owned by actors Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis.


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    On the Idaho wildfire--Why do they make idiotic statements like "1200 firefighters toiling "tirelessly" ? Excuse me, but these firefighters are wore slap out. It is impossible to spend this many continuous hours on the fire line and not be tired.

    August 19, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Faith

      It makes for better hyperbole. The poor guys have to be wore out.

      August 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |