Fire near Mountain Homes prompts evacuations, damages several structures

Elmore County Sheriff
Posted at 1:31 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 15:31:22-04

A brush fire near Mountain Home in Elmore County broke out Monday night, prompting evacuations and damaging or destroying several structures.

Officials responded to the fire near Ditto Creek Road and Desert Duck in an unincorporated community, Tipanuk, in Elmore County around midnight Monday, according to Elmore County Sheriff's Office. The fire, which reports indicated was originally small and non-threatening, had grown and was threatening several homes in the community. Residents were then evacuated from their homes, officials said.

After residents had been evacuated, several units began fighting the fire until it was contained around 2:30 a.m. A few small structures, vehicles, an unoccupied mobile home and a recreational vehicle were either damaged or destroyed by the fire, according to the sheriff's office.

The Elmore County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the cause of the fire.