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Brush fire off I-84 near Simco Road burned more than 700 acres

Doubletapp fire starts off of Simco Rd.
Posted at 6:08 PM, Aug 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-23 15:23:17-04

UPDATE: Fire officials say the Doubletapp Fire was contained by 8 p.m. Monday and is expected to be under control by 6 p.m. Tuesday. The fire burned 710 acres total, according to BLM Idaho Fire.

I-84 reopened Monday night.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Firefighters are working on a new brush fire off of Interstate 84, near Simco Road.

Named the Doubletapp Fire, the blaze is already 200 acres in size. Officials with BLM Idaho Fire say four engines, three large air-tankers, two dozers and a water tender are all on scene.

Drivers are asked to use caution throughout the area and expect traffic delays. Ada County Sheriff's officials report the fire has stopped traffic on the interstate in both directions between milepost 71 and 74.

This is a developing story. Idaho News 6 will provide more updates as they become available.