BLM: Crews fighting fire on both sides of Highway 201, near I-84 Weiser exit

Fire is roughly 750 acres in size; 25% contained as of 10:00 pm Monday
Posted at 10:14 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 00:14:36-04

ONTARIO, Ore. — BLM crews are fighting an estimated 750-acre wildfire on both sides of Highway 201, near the I-84 Weiser exit. It is roughly 25% contained, as of 10:00 p.m. Monday night.

High winds have complicated the effort -- fueling the fire and preventing air assistance.

A BLM spokersperson says houses were threatened, but none were lost, thanks to the help of the Weiser Rural Fire Department.

Idaho Power is working on affected power lines.

A spokesperson tells us the fire is burning in brush and grass on both on both BLM and private land.

Seven engines and two dozers were working the flames, as of 10:00 p.m. Monday night, with additional contract help on the way.