Henry's Creek Fire grows to 43,235 acres

15% contained
Posted at 5:18 AM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 07:27:38-04

The Henry's Creek fire burning near Idaho Falls was first reported Sunday. This week, the fire continues to grow, making rapid runs through unseasonably dry fuels. Tuesday night fire managers mapped the fire at 43,235 acres.

Three active fire heads are pushing east from the Reservoir with backing occurring as far south as Bull Canyon. Air resources had some difficulty making retardant and water drops today due to high winds and low visibility.

Officials initially reported that two cabins had been lost, but once the smoke cleared the Idaho Falls Fire Department was able to determine the cabins were still intact. Some secondary buildings and outlying structures have been damaged. No significant injuries have been reported.

Cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Fire managers will post the latest information to Inciweb, you can also call 208-731-8604. Fire prevention tips are available here