GARDEN VALLEY — Firefighters contained the 266-acre Fraiser Creek Fire at 6 p.m. Tuesday - two hours earlier than previously expected.
"Suppression efforts were successful due to quick response of initial attack resources and the cooperation of county, state, and federal partners," said Colin Good, incident commander. "With the hot and very dry conditions, along with extremely steep terrain, the work by the firefighters quickly reduced the threat to homes and properties."
Firefighting resources will drop to 30 personnel Wednesday, and structure protection for the Fraiser Creek subdivision which contains about 40 structures - will be pulled and returned to the Garden Valley Fire Department and other rural fire departments.
One helicopter will be available to make water drops on the fire, which started July 7 five miles east of Banks along Idaho 17.
Idaho 17 remained open Tuesday, but travelers wer urged to use caution and watch for falling rocks and other debris.
The fire is still under investigation, but officials said it is likely human-caused.