Firefighters made short work of the first significant fire around the 4th of July weekend.
Reported at around 4:30 p.m. Monday, the “Douglas” fire burned about 10 acres on private land about 10 miles south of Pocatello and south of the Mink Creek area.
The fire, which was smoldering and creeping through grass and brush, was contained around 7 p.m. It did not threaten any structures.
Four Forest Service and BLM fire crews responded to fight the fire. The cause was undetermined.