Two New Fires Start in Bannock County

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Updated: 8/31/2013 9:20 pm

It's still active for wildfires across Idaho. Two have started in Bannock County and work goes on near Hailey and Ketchum.

Fire Spokeswoman Robyn Broyles says there's been a rapid release of resources as the fire that once threatened the resort area of Sun Valley nears containment.

The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center is working two new fires in Bannock County. Lynn Ballard says the cause of the Grant fire about ten miles southeast of Downey is under investigation. The fire burning on private land.Eighty acres have been burned so far. BLM crews along with city and county crews are on the scene. They are making progress on the fire Saturday night.

There's also the Hadley Canyon Fire burning ten miles north of Lava Hot Springs. This lightning caused fire has burned four acres so far. Air support has been ordered for tomorrow to help the six engines already on the scene.

In Yellowstone National Park two new lightning caused fires were discovered on the Gallatin National Forest southwest of West Yellowstone on Friday.

The Two Top Fire is burning in heavy fuels along the Montana-Idaho state line. As of Saturday morning, the fire was estimated at 30 acres.

The Mosquito fire is located about 3 ½ miles northeast of the Two Top fire.  As of Saturday morning, there is a containment line completely around the three acre fire.

Some lands in the area of the fires are currently closed.

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