Lightning tracked over southeast Idaho Saturday afternoon and evening, igniting multiple wildfires. Fire crews responded quickly to the new starts. Please take precautions while enjoying your public lands. Remember possessing or discharging fireworks, incendiary ammunition, steel core ammunition, and exploding targets are illegal on public lands. Help prevent one less wildfire.

Kyle Canyon Fire

Located approximately 9 miles northeast of Howe

Single tree – crews in route

Fire resources – 2 engines and 1 helicopter

Crews are assessing how to engage the fire due to the rugged, steep terrain

Chandler Fire

Located approximately 9 miles west of Pingree

300 acres

Fire resources – 4 engines, 1 bulldozer, 2 single resources

Dozer has completed line around 50% of the fire, and forward progression has stopped.

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