BLM responds to wildfire north of Twin Falls

The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon
The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon(BLM Idaho Fire's Facebook page)
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 5:37 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Update at 10:32 a.m. June 30: BLM Idaho Fire says most of the active fire is out as of Thursday morning, but crews are still working on hot spots and building hot spots.

They say the fire is difficult to access and is still estimated at 5,000 acres. The threat to structures and equipment is reduced at this time.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Update at 9:50 p.m.: BLM Idaho Fire now estimates 5,000 acres have been burned. Crews have now gotten a better handle on the situation with temperatures dropping, the sun going down, and winds calming.

First Segregation Rural Fire Department is still on scene working on structure protection, as they are still threatened.

7 engines remain on scene. All aircraft have returned to base.

Estimated containment of the fire is 8 p.m. June 30, with control expected at 8 p.m. on July 1.

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Update at 6:19 p.m.: BLM Idaho Fire says the blaze, named the Sugar Loaf Fire, is burning five miles west of Eden. It is estimated at 3,000 acres and running.

They say structures and road construction equipment are threatened. Crews are on scene now providing structure protection.

Six fire engines, one dozer, and four aircraft are on the scene.

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Update at 5:43 p.m.: Idaho State Police are currently on their way. The blaze is north of Mile Marker 177.

Original Article:

The Idaho Bureau of Land Management is responding to a wildfire north of Twin Falls.

Idaho BLM did not specify the fire’s exact location.

The fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon. In a Facebook post, the department says fire engines and aircraft are en route.

They urge people to avoid the area.

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