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Closures Lifted After Thompson Creek Fire
TWIN FALLS, ID. . . .The Minidoka Ranger District would like to advise the public that the fire closure put in place for the Thompson Creek Fire is lifted today, October 18, 2012.  We would like to urge caution to forest visitors when entering the fire area...
Thompson Creek Fire Contained, Forest Says Watch Campfires
(KLIX)-The Thompson Creek Fire burning near Magic Mountain Ski area was determined 60% contained during the weekend. So far the fire has burned 150 acres. Cooler weather and precipitation helped fire fighters stop the fire from growing. Fire crews were able to hold the blaze within containment lines…
Law Enforcement to Determine Fire Cause in South Hills
(KLIX)-Fire crews continue to battle the Thompson Creek fire near Magic Mountain Ski area. According to the Forest Service it has burned abou650 acres of sage brush and sub-alpine fir. The fire is estimated to be contained by the 14th with full control by the 16th...
Rehab Funds Approved for Trinity Ridge Fire
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal forest officials say they have approved $4.5 million to restore acreage damaged by the Trinity Ridge Fire in the Boise National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service approved the spending this week for repairs that include watershed protection, road and trail improvements…
South Hills Fire Grows-Road Still Closed
(KLIX)- Fire fighters are battling a fire in the South Hills about half a mile from Magic Mountain. According to a Bureau of Land Management spokes person the blaze is burning just west of the ski area in Thompson Creek Drainage. Several summer homes are under threat of the fire...
One Idaho Fire Out
BOISE COUNTY (AP)-- The Karney Fire is now 100 percent contained. The Idaho Department of Lands says the 440-acre fire was contained at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Seeding that is needed in areas that were bulldozed to help fight the fire will be completed this fall...
Volunteer Fire Fighter Arrested for Arson
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials in Boise County say they've arrested an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter suspected of igniting a blaze that destroyed one home and is threatening about 100 other residences. Authorities identified the suspect Tuesday as Nathanial Fay Bartholomew...
Fire Fighting C-130s Head Home
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two military transport planes that are specially equipped to fight wildfires have returned to their home base in Cheyenne. The two C-130 planes operated by the Wyoming Air National Guard have been flying out of Boise, Idaho, for the past several weeks...
Fire Threatens North Idaho Town
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters are working to protect homes from a wildfire in remote Idaho County as wind gusts pushed the blaze toward the community of Dixie. Some residents fled Tuesday under a voluntary evacuation order. The U.S. Forest Service began asking residents to leave Monday a…
Update on Fire near Elba
(KLIX)- Fire crews are working to dampen a fire that broke out near Elba Wednesday. Bureau of Land management officials say the Connor Creek fire is burning just two miles from the small Idaho town south east of Burley. Investigators are trying to determine what may have caused the fire...
Fire Closures to be Lifted in South Hills
(KLIX)- The Sawtooth National Forest will be opening areas where a fire burned in the South Hills. The Cassia Division and Black Pine is set to open Wednesday morning. Though the closures will be lifted, forest officials insist that people take extra precautions...
People Allowed Home for Short Time During Fire
BOISE -- Sunday's lightning storm ignited 10 small fires north of the Trinity Ridge fire. Firefighters quickly contained the majority of the fires Monday, and plan to have the fire under control by Tuesday. Due to firefighter's efforts,  Featherville and Pine residents will be allowed…
Storms Race Across Magic Valley
(KLIX)- Sundays batch of rough weather kept emergency personnel busy. Thunderstorms rolled through much of the Magic Valley with strong winds, multiple lightning strikes and some heavy rains. There were numerous reports of fires sparked by lightening as well as reports of power lines and trees being…
Burnout Begins for Fire near Featherville
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters have started a burnout operation near the central Idaho town of Featherville to deny an approaching wildfire the fuel it would need to reach hundreds of homes that were evacuated last weekend. Fire managers say favorable weather conditions allowed them start lighting…
Fire Update
(KLIX)-The Cave Canyon Fire was 100% contained at 4:00 pm on August 16th at 88,909 acres. The Eightmile Fire is contained at 211 acres. The Hot Well Fire is contained at 3,056 acres, and the Deer Hollow Fire is 97% contained at 5,440 acres...
Rock Creek Canyon Closed Through Weekend
(KLIX)- Campers headed up to the South Hills will have to wait for a little while longer. Sawtooth National Forest officials have closed off access at the forest boundaries. The Cave Canyon Fire continues to be active. Crews are holding the fire at its current position...
Mountain Towns Evacuated
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fire crews are battling a total of nine big wildfires in Idaho, including one that is chasing residents from two small towns. Hundreds of people in Featherville and Pine packed their belongings Wednesday and cleared out of the way of the blaze expected to hit town later thi…
Cattle Fell Victim to Cave Canyon Fire
(KLIX)- A number of head of cattle located in the South Hills were killed as a result of the Cave Canyon Fire. Minidoka Fire Complex Management officials have confirmed that 20 head of cattle died from the fire. However, NewsRadio 1310 has received unconfirmed reports that the death toll could be mu…
Cave Canyon Fire Update
(KLIX)-The Cave Canyon Fire is currently 70% contained and has burned 88,909 acres. Fire crews have been able to hold the existing perimeter to the north, east and south areas of the fire. Crews have been mopping up 200 feet in and around the entire boundary of the fire...
Rain Dampens Cave Canyon Fire
(KLIX)- Rain on Friday has helped reduce the progress of the Cave Canyon Fire. Fire officials say evacuation orders are still in effect for Rock Creek Canyon and Dry Creek Road. The rain gave much needed relief for fire fighters. So far the Cave Canyon fire has burned roughly 80,000 acres...

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