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Crews Battle Winds At Fort Hall Fire

Fire crews are keeping an eye on hot spots at the Two and a Half Mile Fire in Fort Hall, hoping to prevent another flare-up.

And that is what crews were trying to prevent Monday at the Two and a Half Mile Fire in Fort Hall.

?Right now we’re just making sure our containment lines are holding,? said Chubbuck Fire Chief Eric King. ?Our most active fire is out but there’s still a lot of hot spots.?

And those smoldering hot spots are what worry crews the most.

?We’re supposed to get some radical winds this afternoon so we’re trying to keep those lines of force so we don’t get any spot fires,? said King.

Monday they were working on containment lines around the fire area, with the help of bulldozers and hand crews.

?Those guys are in there, reinforcing those lines,? said King.

Then add sweltering temperatures over 90 degrees to the mix.

?It’s pretty difficult, I mean they’re packing 40, 50 pounds, all their equipment,? said King.

Wind gusts were at about 15 to 20 mph in Fort Hall today but crews were able to keep the fire from spreading. Four crews will be sent home Monday night and just a skeleton crew will remain overnight.

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