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Greenhorn Gulch Evacuated, Sun Valley Air "Very Unhealthy"

The Beaver Creek fire's northern march took over Greenhorn Gulch near Sun Valley yesterday, prompting evacuation orders for residents there as well as the removal of 1,300 sheep as the fire burned closer to the central Wood River Valley. As of 9 pm MST Thursday morning, the fire had consumed some 44,765 acres, and today marks another day of red flag conditions, as a weather inversion kept smoke down in the valley and has made the air "very unhealthy" to breath. A concert and the Thursday night Sun Valley Symphony were both cancelled, and the Ketchum YMCA was closed as officials warned people to limit physical activity.

Meanwhile, only 30 miles away from the Beaver Creek fire, the McCann fire grew to 24,000 acres, although fire crews are gaining an edge in containing it. And good news came from Mammoth Lakes, California, where fire crews officially declared the Aspen fire dead and done with. While that fire didn't burn any structures or threaten any people, it consumed some 22,253 acres and caused a drop in Mammoth-area tourism over the past two to three weeks.

· Air 'very unhealthy' in Ketchum area [Idaho Mountain Express]
· Greenhorn forest goes up in flames [Idaho Mountain Express]
· Beaver Creek Fire growing, moving toward homes [KTVB]
· Sandhill Farm destroyed by McCan fire [Idaho Mountain Express]
· Fire crews officially kill Aspen fire [Mammoth Times]
· Wildfire Watch archives [Curbed Ski]