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Fires Spark Sunday Night
SHOSHONE – Multiple fires around the Twin Falls Bureau of Land Management District kept crews busy Sunday night. The largest of the those fires is the East Hollister. It is estimated at approximately 500 acres with containment set for 10 a...
Fire Season to Heat Up
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildfire experts say states across the West are now at the highest risk of the season for wildfires as hot weather patterns continue to dry out fuels and forests across the region. Ed Delgado at the National Interagency Fire Center says the biggest concern in August comes for Nor…
Fire North of Stanley Difficult for Firefighters
BOISE -- A wildfire burning in the central Idaho wilderness has grown to 3,700 acres. Fire
managers’ report the Halstead Fire is actively burning in subalpine fir and
lodgepole pine, about 18 miles northwest of Stanley. KTVB reports fire activity
has forced the closure of several campgr…
Fire Update
(KLIX)- A number of fires started up on Sunday as a result of thunderstorm activity. The largest is the Owinza fire just north of Hazelton. At last estimated it has burned roughly 34,507 acres as of Monday afternoon. Several aircraft and fire engines are working on that blaze...
More Fires Char Southern Idaho
(KLIX)- More fires started up yesterday spreading resources out across southern Idaho. Lightening sparked a fire Northeast of Minidoka. The Wapi Fire charred roughly 160 acres as of Wednesday afternoon. Several fire engines as well as aircraft are fighting that blaze...
Kenyon Fire Now 75% Contained
(KLIX)- The Kinyon Road Fire is about 75 percent contained as of Tuesday evening. Bureau of Land Management officials say full containment is expected later this morning. Full control could happen by the weekend. So far it has burned roughly 216,000 acres south of Castleford...
More Fires Spark Across Southern Idaho
(KLIX)-The Laidlaw fire has burned 8,100 acres of the Shoshone Field Office, south of the Bear Den Butte Wilderness Study Area and is estimated to be contained tomorrow at 1800.  No structures are threatened, resources include one dozer, seven engines, and air support...
Kinyon Rd Fire Slowly Contained
(KLIX)- As of Monday the Kinyon Road Fire has burned more than 190,000 acres. It is expected to burn more than 200,000 acres before it is extinguished. Fire crews have been battling the blaze since Saturday afternoon. On Monday a national Type II Team has moved in to relieve local resources...
Fire Shuts Down I-84
(KLIX)-Officials had to shut down Interstate 84 near Mountain Home. The Benwalk Fire burned along the interstate from Exit 90 to Exit 122 near Hammett. I-84 was closed for about 4 1/2 hours on Monday afternoon while Bureau of Land Management and emergency personnel battled the fire...
Fire Restrictions Begin Monday
(KLIX)-Beginning on Monday most of southern Idaho will be under stage one fire restrictions. From about Highway 20 to the Nevada and Utah boarders people will be required to light fires in designated campgrounds only. Sawtooth National Forest spokesperson Julie Thomas says fire conditions right now …
Fire Near Castleford May have Been Caused by Fireworks
(KLIX)- A 75  acre fire broke out near Balanced Rock yesterday afternoon. Bureau of Land management fire officials say they were able to get a handle on it quickly. They had it contained roughly before midnight and full containment by this afternoon...
1,334 People Without Power In Twin Falls
(KLIX)- About 1,334 Idaho Power customers in Twin Falls are without power. According to city dispatch fire crews responded to a blown transformer at Canyon Ridge High school around 2:45pm. Idaho Power has not yet confirmed the cause. Fire crews have since cleared the scene...
City After Weeds
(KLIX)-The city of Twin Falls is cracking down on hazards around the home. The Code Enforcement Department is watching properties that could have possible fire hazards. They looking for overgrown brush and drying weeds. They can be a threat to the property as well as neighbors...
66 Pocatello Homes Destroyed in Wildfire, 1,000 evacuated
By Associated Press and KTVB
POCATELLO -- Fire officials say 66 homes and 29 outbuildings in southwest Pocatello have burned and more are threatened in a fast-moving wildfire. More than 1,000 people have been evacuated from some Pocatello neighborhoods and the community of Mink Creek...
UPDATE: Fire Near Shoshone Falls Under Control
(KLIX)-Fire crews are mopping up a brush fire southeast of Shoshone Falls. Rock Creek Rural Fire Department was called to 3446 E. and 4000 N. in the Hidden Lakes subdivision around 3:30pm. Twin Falls County Spokesperson Lori Stewart says crews battled the blaze until about 5:30pm when they got it un…
Fire Crews Mopping Up Fires South of Kimberly
(KLIX)-Fire crews are cleaning up a fire just south of Kimberly near the Rock Creek Community. Bureau of Land management fire spokes person Kyli Gough says their crews were called in by Rock Creek Rural fire to assist around noon. Several engines along with air tankers helped put out the blaze that …
Fire Guts Jerome Home
JEROME -- Police are investigating what caused a home in Jerome to ignite Sunday evening. Jerome City Police tell KTVB the single level home was completely gutted by the fire. The home is located on Mountain View Drive.  The report of fire was called into Jerome dispatchers at about 6 p...

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