SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — UPDATE: State Highway 75 reopened about 5 p.m. Thursday after a brush fire forced its closure.
A fire that started Thursday afternoon north of Shoshone, shut down State Highway 75. (Source: Dana Lovell)
A brush fire north of Shoshone was reported at about 2:30 p.m., and a section of highway was subsequently closed.
A Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman told KMVT that Sun Valley, Carey fire departments and U.S. Forest Service joined the BLM, Bellevue and Wood River Fire departments in tackling the blaze. They ask drivers to slow down in the area while cress continue to work.
The fire is mapped at 27 acres
State Highway 75 is now re-opened between Shoshone and Timmerman Junction due to a brush fire.
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office posted information on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon.
Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Kelsey Brizendine said the Big Wood Fire was reported at about 2:30 p.m. and has burned about 20 acres by 4 p.m. The Bellevue and Wood River fire departments, Sawtooth National Forrest and two BLM engine are on-scene.
The fire was described as creeping and smoldering near the road. They ask that drivers exercise caution while in the area while crews continue to work.