Central Idaho Wildfire Grows to the Northwest
LOWMAN, Idaho (AP) — A 160-square-mile wildfire in central Idaho is continuing to grow to the northwest but fire managers say progress has been made with control lines on the west and northwest perimeters.
About 1,800 firefighters are fighting the blaze Thursday that's burning in remote, mountainous country near Lowman. Some low level evacuation notices remain in place in the area.
The fire is 38 percent contained. In eastern Idaho, an 81-square-mile rangeland wildfire burning grass, brush and juniper continues to spread to the east and south due to high winds and low humidity.
No evacuations are in place but the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office has contacted some homeowners east of Idaho Falls and asked that they be prepared to go if the fire heads their way.