UPDATE: Kinyon Road Fire Now Burns 30,000 Acres


By Brittany Cooper

UPDATE: Twin Falls County, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Area fires kept crews busy. First off, the Kinyon Fire is largest amassing nearly 30–thousand acres, south of Castleford.

The fire is headed East and BLM crews believe its lightning caused.

Officials say they've provided structure protection for community of Roseworth.

The fire ended up threatening seven homes.

They also have a base camp set up for the various resources, including 17 engines.

Officials have called in single engine air tankers from the Pocatello area.

Kyli Gough, BLM Spokeswoman says, "we got active base camping set up right now which is set up when it's a pretty large fire and we're expected to be here awhile."

They are not expecting containment or to control the blaze anytime soon.

Over in Indian Springs, south of Kimberly, crews were busy with a fire there Saturday afternoon.

The fire burned five acres on BLM land. Crews have contained the blaze and are off scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fire crews are battling two blazes in the area. The largest, the Kinyon Road Fire has amassed 1,400 acres and is growing.

BLM spokeswoman Kyli Gough tells us the Kinyon Road fire is near Lily Grade in western Twin Falls County. The blaze ignited around four this afternoon and is believed to be lightning caused.

Castleford Rural and BLM are covering this fire. Resources include eight engines, two dozers, one watertender, a five person hand crew and as of 6:00 p.m., the agency ordered a heavy helicopter.

They are also providing structure protection for the town of Roseworth.

Meanwhile, according to SIRCOMM, there is a fire in the Indian Springs area, south of Kimberly. This fire is also believed to be lightning caused.

We have a news crew headed to both fires. We will have more information as it becomes available.

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