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Wildfire near Bliss estimated at more than 20,00 acres, is human-caused

Bray Fire
Bray Fire
Posted at 7:13 PM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-19 20:09:16-04

UPDATE 6 p.m. July 19: The Bray Fire is now estimated to be burning 20,345 acres.

Officials have no control or containment time.

July 19: The Bray Fire is now estimated at be burning around 12,000 acres near Bliss.

Officials with the Twin Falls Bureau of Land Management say the fire was reported around 4:25 p.m. Monday. The fire has multiple heads and is burning in several directions due to high winds Monday.

Fire investigators determined the fire is human caused, according to BLM Twin Falls.

There is currently no set containment or control time set. There are three fire managers, two dozers, one water tender, one hand crew, 10 engines, and multiple aerial resources fighting the fire.

Structures are still threatened, according to officials.


Crews are actively responding to a wildfire near Bliss, Idaho, near Bray Lake.

Named the Bray Fire, the blaze is estimated to be 8,000 acres and running. The Bureau of Land Management says structures are threatened.

Bliss Rural Fire District and Gooding Rural Fire Department have responded with 7 engines, 1 water tender 1 dozer and multiple aircraft.

The fire is being driven by wind. Estimated acreage from the Bureau of Land Management grew from 5,000 to 8,000 in the span of one hour Monday.

This is a developing news story. Idaho News 6 will provide updates on-air and online as information become available.