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Thousands of acres burning in Payette County wildland fire

Posted: 5:37 PM, Jul 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-14 19:37:20-04
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Fire crews are working to fight two fires in Payette County.

Dispatchers received a call about a fire in the area of Little Willow Road and Dry Creek Road around 11:45 Sunday morning.

Crews say the smaller of the two fires is located off Dry Creek Road and is about 100 acres, but the percent of containment is unknown.

The larger of the two fires is on the west side of Little Willow Road and is estimated to be 5,000 acres and growing. Fire officials have not yet been able to contain the larger fire.

There are nine fire departments and air support working to fight both fires.