Martin Canyon Fire Grows to Nearly 4,100 Acres
BELLEVUE, Idaho (KLIX) – Estimated control of the Martin Canyon Fire has been pushed back to Sunday evening, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
The human-caused fire that is burning about 3 miles east of Bellevue in aspen, Douglas fir, grass and mountain shrub has burned nearly 4,100 acres – around an additional 600 acres since Tuesday.
The fire started Sunday near Martin Canyon but has spread to Muldoon Canyon. Access to the Muldoon Canyon Road is restricted and the area is closed to recreation and camping.
Crews have contained the blaze but pushed estimated control of the fire to 6 p.m. Sunday. On Tuesday they had expected to achieve control by Wednesday.
The BLM says the fire was caused by target shooting in the area.
Resources at the scene include four Twin Falls District BLM engines, two Sawtooth National Forest engines, three dozers, one water tender, four type two hand crews, four type one hand crews, one camp crew, eight overhead, one air attack, four single engine air tankers, three helicopters and two scooper planes.
Structures are in the vicinity, but the BLM says none of them are threatened by the flames.