The Elk Complex wildfire has already caused hundreds of people to evacuate including those living in the town of Pine. Tuesday night, the Elmore County Sheriff issued another mandatory evacuation, this time for residents in nearby Featherville.
Paul Broyles is a deputy incident commander with the team that manages this fire. He flew over the Fall Creek area west of Pine. He says 53 structures, including homes, have been lost.
“The fire was quite intense, quite hot, and I was quite frankly surprised that any homes survived,” he says.