Wildfires prompt evacuations in S. Idaho

Wildfires prompt evacuations in S. Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It's another busy day for crews battling wildfires burning across Idaho's hot and dry southern half.

Authorities on Saturday started knocking in doors in the small Elmore County town of Mayfield, urging residents to leave as the nearby Mudd Fire burns. Evacuees are being told to find shelter at the Good Counsel Hall in Mountain Home.

On Friday, authorities evacuated the towns of Prairie and the Fall Creek area due to threats of the Pony Complex Fire, also burning in Elmore County. Officials say the fire area covers about 39 square miles, stretching to the southwestern end of Anderson Ranch Reservoir.

Meanwhile, fires ignited by lightning earlier last week near Fairfield are still posing problems. Officials say the blazes have destroyed buildings and killed 100 head of cattle.