Eastern Idaho Wildfires Continue to Rage
Fire crews continue to battle a handful of wildfires across south central and eastern Idaho that were started by lightning strikes over the weekend. So far, at least three of the blazes are blamed for burning 2,500 acres. The biggest as of Monday afternoon is the so-called Garden Fire southeast of American Falls. Bureau of Land Management Spokesman Lynn Ballard says the blaze started early Sunday morning and has charred 1,750 acres of public and private crop land. Near Fort Hall, crews are working to contain the Two-and-a-Half fire, which has burned more than 430 acres. Ballard says crews are confident they’ll be able to make significant progress toward containing the fires by the end of the day. Crews are also battling the Bingham Point fire burning north of Minidoka.