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Optimism for Idaho wildfires

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BOISE, Idaho (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Fire managers are expressing optimism that they're making progress in their battle against a wildfire that's scorched nearly 160 square miles and forced the evacuation of 2,300 homes near the central Idaho resort communities of Ketchum and Sun Valley.

More than 1,200 people and 19 aircraft are battling the blaze, which started Aug. 7 and is 9 percent contained.

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