CAMBRIDGE, Idaho (CBS2) — Full evacuations continue in Adams County as the large western Idaho fire grows to nearly 80,000 acres.
The Woodhead Fire started Sept. 7 and is burning near Cambridge. The fire has grown to 79,334 acres according to the latest figures.
While fire officials say containment is up to 38 percent, full evacuations are in effect for residents above Upper Dale, including Paradise Flat, North Hornet, and West Mill Creek in Adams County.
Officials are asking people to follow any Adams County Sheriff's Office directions.
"We've got 40 acres of burnt land with a cabin and barns sitting untouched in the middle," said Tracey Stones, an owner of the property affected by the fire. "Burnt everything around us but all our structures are ok. It literally burnt all the way to bill's now and rock line.“
There are 294 people responding to the fire, along with 17 engines, four helicopters, six crews, and three dozers. Officials estimate the fire to be fully contained by Oct. 7.
The fire is being fueled by a valley bottom full of short grass and brush, with sagebrush and pockets of mountain mahogany. The upper elevations and side drainages are filled with pine and fire with grass and brush in the understory, especially on the cooler north slopes.
A community meeting is being held online at 7 p.m. to discuss the fire.