UPDATE: Thompson Creek Fire Now 60% Contained
South Hills, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Crews continue to make great progress on the Thompson Creek Fire in the South Hills.
The fire is 60% contained and the cooler weather and precipitation helped firefighters tremendously.
They were able to stop fire growth and hold the fire inside the containment lines even with the wind we saw in the valley today.
Officials told us they brought in a few more resources as a precaution.
The fire has burned 150 acres of Minidoka Ranger District land.
On Sunday, crews will open Rock Creek Road, but Forest Service Road 500 will remain closed at this time.
Containment is estimated for Sunday while they still hope to control the fire by the 16th.