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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Responds to Brush Fire

Brush fire

Idaho Falls, ID – At approximately 4:30 p.m. the City of Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to the sandy dune area between 1st East and Saddle Horn Drive near 97th South today after receiving a call of a large brush fire in the area. 

Two light brush trucks, one heavy brush truck, a tactical tender, a regular tender, three engines and a battalion chief responded in addition to crews from Bonneville County and the Bonneville County Sheriff’s office. 

The fire was limited to approximately 25 acres mainly involving brush and weeds on and around the sandy dunes in the area and in stubble in the surrounding fields .  No structures were involved. According to Idaho Falls Battalion Chief Lance Johnson, at approximately 5:45 p.m. the fire was approximately 75 percent contained and under control.    

It is undetermined at this time how the fire started.

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