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BLM crews responding to multiple fires in southern Idaho

Posted: 5:10 PM, Jul 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-07 22:26:36-04
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BLM crews are responding to multiple fires in southern Idaho.

The Wilson Fire is around 317 acres and is about 2 miles northeast of Hazelton. It's burning grass and brush, and no structures are threatened at this time. Officials are expected to have it contained by 10:00 Sunday night. The cause of the fire is lightning.

The Cinder Butte Fire is approximately five miles northeast of Hazelton. It's about 39 acres and is burning grass and brush. No structures are threatened. The cause of the fire is lightning.

The Crest View Fire is about four miles northeast of Hazelton. It's around 30 acres and officials say it should be contained around 10:00 Saturday night. No structures are threatened. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Officials say multiple fires have been reported in the Twin Falls District and mentioned southern Idaho has received lightning recently.

The BLM is also working to fight the Canal Fire, just north of Shoshone. It's about 61 acres right now, and about 30% contained. Officials say most of the active fire is out.

Engines and air resources are also responding to the Lake Channel Fire (seven miles north of the Raft River) that started around 3:00 Saturday. The fire was started by lightning and is about 8,272 acres. The fir is 90% contained. No structures are threatened.

The Horse Butte Fire started around 5:30 p.m. and is located 17 miles northwest of Aberdeen. The fire is around 9,446 acres. It's expected to be 80% contained by Sunday evening.

No structures are threatened. Lightning caused the fire.

We will keep you updated as we get more information.