High winds, warm temperatures and low humidity caused the Beaver Creek Fire to expand by 3,000 acres yesterday. It also resulted in the the destruction of one cabin and eight outbuildings in the Parsons Draw development. Crews battled the fire in that area until wind driven flames forced their retreat in spite of the fact that sprinklers, hoses and fire resistant structure wrap had been implemented to protect the structures. In total 25 cabins, 4 residents and numerous outbuildings were threatened. In addition to the 9 structures that were burned in the Parsons draw area, three historic outbuildings at the Mitchell Placer Mine were also destroyed by the fire. The fire is now estimated at over 30,000 acres and is 12% contained.