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Twin Falls District
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), North Cassia Rural Fire Department and Malta
Rural Fire Department responded the I84MM239 Fire off of Interstate 84 yesterday
afternoon, around 2:30 p.m. near Idahome.
Due to high winds
pushing the fire, Interstate 84 southbound traffic was temporarily shut down.
This allowed firefighting aircraft and ground resources to engage the fire near
the roadway, ensuring public and fire fighter safety. The Interstate remained
closed for approximately three hours.
The fire burn 1,260
acres of grass and brush, and was called contained last night, August 24, at
10:00 p.m. The estimated control time is this evening at 6:00 p.m. Resources
remain on scene to mop up hotspots and rehab fire line.
The cause of the fire was determined to be
human. Its appears to have started from a vehicle traveling on the interstate.
This fire could have been prevented by doing a quick safety check before
leaving home. Checking tire pressure on vehicles and trailers, and ensuring safety
chains are secure. It only takes one spark to start a devastating wildfire. Do
your part to protect Idaho’s public lands. One Less Spark means One Less
For more information contact: Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information Officer, 208.732.7315 For up-to-date fire
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