UPDATE: BLM Work To Contain Large Fire Near Shoshone


By Brittany Cooper
By Paul Johnson

UPDATE: 10:57 AM - The BLM has mapped the fire at 7296 acres. It has been determined the fire was human caused. No structures have been damaged by the fire. The containment and control estimates remain in effect. The photo is courtesy of the BLM.

UPDATE: Shoshone, ID ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Resources on the scene include 5 single engine air tankers, 1 heavy air tanker, 1 lead plane, 1 air attack, 2 helicopters, Shoshone Rural Fire Department, Richfield Rural Fire Departments, 6 BLM engines, 1 water tender and 1 dozer.

"We have wind, it's definitely playing a factor in pushing the fire. That's why we have multiple air resources and ground resources as well and the terrain is difficult too," explains Kyli Gough, BLM spokeswoman.

There is no contain or control established at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: Shoshone, ID ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A large fire, 650 acres and growing, ignited east of Shoshone at milepost 175 on highway 26 Sunday afternoon. Smoke is visible from Twin Falls.

We have a reporter on the scene and will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

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