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Wildfires in Idaho: Blaze outside Stanley burns four cabins, still no containment

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As the Wapiti Fire in Boise County continues to grow, four cabins and one outbuilding have been destroyed in the 6,190-acre blaze, according to officials.

The fire, outside Grandjean, started on Saturday afternoon. The cause is under investigation. The fire burned over the weekend, closing National Forest System Road 524, which leads from Highway 21 to Grandjean.

It continues to burn through timber, about 13 miles southwest of Stanley, Idaho. The Boise County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating the Sawtooth Lodge, the Grandjean campground, and area summer homes and hiking trails.

As of Monday morning, no injuries were reported.

While several spot fires have been found south of the South Fork Payette River, they had all been extinguished Sunday. Firefighters continue to patrol this area to keep the fire north of the river.

There is no containment on the fire yet, according to inciweb.nwcg.gov.

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