US wildfire threatens ski resort favoured by film stars
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Some 1,200 firefighters were on Monday battling a giant blaze threatening a ski resort in the US state of Idaho favoured by Hollywood film stars.
Since August 7, the "Beaver Creek Fire" has destroyed more than 103,000 acres (42,000 hectares) and is only eight percent contained.
Authorities have ordered the evacuation of 2,200 houses in an area where a number of actors - including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks - have vacation homes.
High temperatures, low humidity and wind are complicating efforts by firefighters whose work is already hampered by the mountainous terrain.