Eastern Idaho Wildfire Nearly Contained

133-acres fire was started by a car crash

 

 

MALAD, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Idaho say a wildfire that started along a major highway following a car crash and caused some evacuations is close to being contained.

Fire spokeswoman Kelsey Griffee says Wednesday that the 133-acre (54-hectare) wildfire near Malad is surrounded by fire lines with fire crews working on hotspots.

Idaho State Police say the wildfire started at about 1 p.m. Tuesday when a 21-year-old woman driving south on Interstate 15 went off the right shoulder and rolled.

Police say that after the woman exited her vehicle, it caught fire and ignited surrounding brush.

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Griffee says juniper trees caught fire and forced the evacuation of some homes and a campground in the sparsely populated area. No structures were lost, and all evacuations have been lifted.

The fire is expected to be fully contained by 10 p.m. Wednesday.

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133-acres fire was started by a car crash     MALAD, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Idaho say a wildfire that started along a major highway following a car crash and caused some evacuations is close to being contained. Fire spokeswoman Kelsey Griffee says Wednesday that the 133-acre (54-hectare) wildfire near Malad is surrounded […]

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