IDAHO FALLS, ID: Eastern Idaho Fire resources responded to three lightning caused fires yesterday.
The Hess Fire, located near Twin Springs Campground, Northeast of Holbrook, ID on Hess Road wascontained at 29 acres. The majority of the acreage was on private land and a smaller acreage on the Curlew National Grassland. Three engines, a dozer and air attack responded. Two Single Engine Air Tankers dropped a load each on the fire. Photos attached.
Maple Canyon Fire located 2-3 miles east of Bennington, ID grew to 10 acres before being suppressed.Resources on the fire included 3 engines, helicopter, air attack and three loads of retardant from Single Engine Air Tankers.
The King Fire, located 5 miles west of Thatcher, ID was contained at 1/10 acre at 9 PM last night.Resources included one engine.
No significant changes to the two managed fires by the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
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