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Eastern Idaho firefighters taken on more fires

Fire managers said Monday afternoon that they were battling old and new fires.

The Ridge Top fire combined with the East fire and burned more than 16,000 acres in Bingham County. As of Monday afternoon, the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center had no estimate on containment or control.

The Steven Peak fire was 100 percent contained.

The fire did cause seven homes to be evacuated Friday, but residents were allowed home Saturday morning. No buildings or other structures have been damaged.

These fires started Friday afternoon from from lightning.

A 6 acre-fire, the Cattle Trail, was burning near Fort Hall. The fire was contained at 4 p.m. Monday, and EIIFC and Fort Hall crews expected to have control of the blaze by 5 p.m. The cause of that fire has not yet been determined. It ignited Monday afternoon.

Elsewhere, a 130-acre fire, Downey West, was burning 6 miles north-northwest of Downey on federal land. It was reported Sunday night. Fire officials estimated they would have the fire under control and have it contained Tuesday. The Downey West Fire was human-caused.

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