Wildfires – Idaho, USA

Fire crews are keeping busy battling several blazes in southwest Idaho. Five fires were started by lightning strikes Sunday evening, including two south of Glenns Ferry and another three south of Hammett.

The fire that has burned the most acres so far is the Kinyon Springs Fire, about 16 miles south of the Glenns Ferry. It burned about 1,466 acres before crews could contain it.

The Sailor Fire, located about 22 miles south of Hammett near the Sailor Creek Day Station, has burned about 363 acres. It also is contained.

Wildfires – Alaska

As of this morning, Alaska has over 25 active wildfires burning throughout the State. Two of those fires are located in Western Alaska, the largest one near the community of Anvik which burned through 90 acres. All the wildfires are small and do not pose a threat to communities. However, with the wildfire season approaching, authorities have cautioned people to be careful during their outdoor activities.


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