Progress on the Bray Fire Now at 20k Acres
UPDATE: The latest from the Bureau of Land Management Fire Information is that crews have made progress in securing containment lines on the Bray Fire. New mapping indicates it has burned more than 20,000 acres. All of the active fire is in the interior.
BLISS, Idaho (KLIX)-Fire crews are working to protect structures and set up containment lines on a fire burning north of Bliss. According to the Bureau of Land Management Fire Information, the Bray Fire, first reported on Monday at around 4:25 p.m. seven miles north of Bliss, is burning in grass and brush. Multiple local fire agencies are helping BLM Twin Falls and Boise fire crews and Sawtooth National Forest fire crews fight the wind-fueled fire. The latest estimate is that 12,000 acres were burned. Winds, low humidity, and hot temperatures for Tuesday have fire officials concerned about the fire's containment. The fire was human-caused. Crews worked through the night on the northside with a bulldozer line and back burn operations. Multiple aircraft are assisting ground efforts.