UPDATE: Brush Fire West of Rogerson
UPDATE: Fire crews were able to stop the growth of a brush fire southwest of Rogerson during the weekends blazing temperatures. According to Idaho Fire Info, the Juniper Butte Fire is nearly contained and mapped at a little more than 5,400 acres just north of Murphey Hot Springs; full containment is expected this afternoon. Fire crews were able to stop the spread of the blaze and worked on containment lines and hot spots during the weekend.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-More resources have been called in to fight a brush fire east of Rogerson.
According to Idaho Fire Info, as of Friday evening the Juniper Butte Fire was estimated at 4,000 acres on the desert north of Murphey Hot Springs in Owyhee County. The fire was reported Friday afternoon and was running. Three Creek Rural Fire Protection Association, six Bureau of Land Management fire engines, dozers and several aircraft responded to the fire.
The U.S. National Weather Service in Boise shared satellite images of the spoke moving across southern Idaho over Twin Falls. You can even make out the burn scar made by the fire.