According to the Bureau of Land Management, The largest fire, at about 11,300 acres, is burning about 30 miles northeast of Murphy Hot Springs close to the Bruneau Canyon. However, crews are expected to have what they are calling the Hot Spring Fire under control by Thursday evening.
Fire crews in southern Idaho have responded to several lightning caused fires since Friday. According to Bureau of Land Management fire officials, crews were called out to at least four fires, the largest is estimated to be 1,500 acres about 30 miles south of Buhl.
A Challis man will have to pay restitution for digging in a tribal cultural site in 2017. According to U.S. Attorney Bart Davis in a prepared statement, Alan Thorkelson, 38, of Challis, pleaded guilty in April to unauthorized excavation of the Devil Canyon Archaeological Site.