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NEW: East Devil's Corral Fire Now Fully Controlled

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By Brittany Cooper
By Videographer: C. Pruitt
By Videographer: T. Miller

NEW FOR SUNDAY: The East Devil's Corral Fire is suspected of starting due to a down power line. The fire was contained by ten Saturday night.

Engines came back on scene Sunday morning to mop up the fire and full control was expected by seven p.m.

UPDATE: Jerome County, Idaho (KMVT-TV) According to BLM Spokeswoman Kyli Gough, the fire has increased to 520 acres as mapped out by a helicopter.

There are now seven BLM engines, one Forest Service engine and a watertender. First Segregation out of Hazelton/Eden also responded.
A home was being threatened, but fire crews prevented the house from the blaze.

Idaho Power was also on scene. A Type 1 handcrew should later this evening

ORIGINAL STORY: Jerome County, Idaho (KMVT-TV) According to Sheriff Doug McFall, a transmission line was severed and caused damage to a support system. Apparently all of the Kimberly substation was affected.

A fire broke out and moved east towards the Traveler's Oasis due to the wind. Dispatch says the call came in at 1:38 p.m. Saturday.

BLM Spokeswoman Kyli Gough tells us early on, Jerome Rural and two BLM engines responded to the blaze which was estimated to be between 200-300 acres. Gough says the fire ignited two miles east of Highway 93 in Jerome County.

At around 3 p.m., the fire increased in size to become 500 acres. At the time, BLM ordered six engines and a helicopter.

Crews hope to contain the fire by 10 p.m. Saturday. A cause has yet to be determined.

We do have a news crew on scene. Stay right here for more updates.


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