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Update: Evacuations now voluntary in Garden Valley

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Update: Evacuations now voluntary in Garden Valley

By Chris Oswalt. CREATED Jul 14, 2014

Fire crews have their hands full with a fast-moving wildfire near Garden Valley. Dozens of homes are in jeopardy as the lightning-caused Calder Fire burns 100 acres about four miles east of town.

Evacuations are only voluntary Monday morning for about 60 homes, though most people have decided to heed the precaution and leave home.

There are 18 wildfires burning in the Boise National Forest alone this morning, while 11 are burning in the Payette National Forest.