An update on the fires in and around the Creston Valley.
The Mount Midgley fire is now at 50 % contained.
Crews are working on a sprinkler line at the extreme north end of the fire as a precaution, due to today’s winds, and mopping up the perimeter of the fire.
The 332-hectare fire is burning 13-kilometres north west of Creston.
And the Parker Ridge Fire burning in Idaho remains at zero % contained.
Earlier today, Porthill residents were asked to voluntarily evacuate due to anticipated high winds.
The US Forest Service has 125 personnel and 2 helicopters working on containment and structure protection.
Yesterday, a controlled burn of stubble fields was performed fields near the 6, 100 acre fire to help reduce spreading.