Hell Roaring Fire

This photo, sent by Steve Dondero, shows the Hell Roaring Fire on July 4 near Stanley.

(Courtesy of Steve Dondero)

STANLEY • A wildfire near Stanley has more than doubled in size, but by Sunday evening crews had it 90 percent contained.

Officials on Sunday morning listed the Hell Roaring Fire at 320 acres, up from 130 acres a day earlier.

The fire, which ignited at about noon Friday, is burning in dead and downed timber about 12 miles south of Stanley.

Quick retardant drops slowed the fire’s spread, allowing time to bring in more resources, said Barbara Bassler, Sawtooth National Forest spokeswoman.

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About 170 personnel are assigned to the blaze, including two hotshot crews from Montana. The fire is expected to be fully contained this evening, Bassler said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

 

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