McGuire Complex Fire firefighters battle inclement weather

DIXIE, ID - The McGuire Complex Fire near Dixie that has threatened hundreds of structures and homes is still at two percent containment.

Twenty-six thousand acres have been charred in the fire that started two and a half weeks ago because of lightening. Public Information Officer John Daugherty said the weather conditions aren't helping firefighters.

"We're not getting any cooperation from the weather," said Daugherty.
"And it's very, very rough country to tackle the fire and getting containment lines. They're feeling pretty good about the South end, above Dixie, but there's still a lot of heat out on the fire."

Daugherty said they're expecting dry, hot temperatures Friday so the firefighters are doing everything they can Thursday to secure containment lines. The road to Dixie has been reopened to the local residents if they're hoping to get in or out. Those roads are still closed to the public and an evacuation request is still in place. The 23,000 acre Sheep fire burning in Lucile is now 15% contained.