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UPDATE: Fire Near Declo Grows to 500 Acres

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UPDATE[07/08/13-10:30AM] TWIN FALLS, Idaho, (KLIX)- Fire crews continue to battle the Gruinn fire six miles south of Declo. So far according to the Bureau of Land Management it has charred more than 500 acres. Crews were not able to contain the blaze Sunday night and now expect to have it contained by Monday evening. Incident commander Jeff Bedke expects the fire to be fully controlled Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. At this time there are 5 engines, 2 dozers, 1 miscellaneous crew, 1 helicopter and 1 air attack working on the fire. The Guinn fire was first reported at 4:45pm Sunday and caused by lightning.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Fire crews are working on a fire just south of Declo. According to the Bureau of Land Management the Guinn fire started a just after 4:30pm six miles south of the town. As of Sunday evening it burned close to 200 acres of Juniper and grass. The Declo Rural Fire Department as well as 7 BLM crews and 6 aircraft are working on the fire. Fire crews were called in to help protect structures at a nearby ranch. According to BLM the structures were well protected but a dry wheat field was in danger. The lightening caused fire was expected to be contained by late Sunday with full containment by this evening.

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