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Fast-Moving Wildfire Destroys Upscale Homes In Idaho

 Tuesday, July 7, 2015


A fast-moving wildfire in Idaho that destroyed several upscale homes and forced 200 residents to flee prompted the governor on Monday to declare a disaster emergency that would free up federal funds to help fight the blaze. The Cape Horn fire has charred more than 2,000 acres (810 hectares) since breaking out on Sunday in a resort area in northern Idaho where there are clusters of multimillion-dollar homes on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille. "We will continue to support the impacted jurisdictions in protecting lives, property and businesses," Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter said in issuing the declaration.