UPDATE: Fire North of Wendell Stopped
UPDATE 09/09: The Bureau of Land Management says the advancement of the Sheep Fire was stopped during the night by fire crews. Today firefighters will work on containment lines and hot spots. Burned acres is estimated at 12,000 acres.
WENDELL, Idaho (KLIX)-Fire crews are responding to a running fire near Wendell this afternoon. According to the Bureau of Land Management Fire Information, the fire is near the roadway, people are asked to avoid the area six miles north of town. The Sheep Fire is estimated at 10,000 acres. The Wendell Rural Fire Department, Notch Butte Rural Fire Department Association, four fire engines, two dozers, four fire managers and four aircraft are on scene. The fire was human caused. No structures are threatened.