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Continued: Officials optimistic about fight against Idaho fire after good weather, arrival of extra crews

  • Article by: KEITH RIDLER , Associated Press
  • Last update: August 18, 2013 - 10:00 PM

First, the couple moved the wedding to a campsite at Rockport State Park near the community of Waneship. But rain pushed the ceremony inside the park's Old Church.

Mann said that given the circumstances, the couple welcomed the precipitation. He said Saturday's ceremony eventually went off without a hitch.

Fire officials said Sunday the Rockport fire was 70 percent contained.

Utah's biggest blaze, the Patch Springs Fire, was estimated at 50 square miles and 25 percent contained Sunday. Evacuation orders were lifted for that fire, which burned eight to 10 homes near Willow Springs, but a portion of state Highway 199 remained closed.

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