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Fire burns 1,275 acres east of Ft. Hall

FORT HALL, Idaho (KIFI) - A brush fire discovered Sunday afternoon east of the Ft. Hall Indian Reservation has burned over 1,275 acres.

As of Monday morning, it was 30% contained. They hoping to have 50% contained Monday evening and full containment by Tuesday evening.

Chris Burger with East Idaho Interagency Fire Center said the fire started in the Morgan Bridge Campground area.

It was discovered around 3:55 p.m. Sunday. Smoke could be seen billowing above the east hills.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Some power lines are being threatened by the fire, Burger said.

Several fire departments including units from Shelley-Firth, Ft. Hall fire department along with aerial support are helping fight the fire. 

Burger reminds people not to leave a campfire unattended. Make sure it is completely put out and you don't feel heat coming from the embers.

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