BLM investigating two small southern Idaho wildfires

BUHL, Idaho (AP) - Officials with the Bureau of Land Management are investigating the cause of two small wildfires that together burned nearly 400 acres in southern Idaho.

The Times-News reports that one of the fires started Friday evening, consuming 283 acres of sagebrush northwest of Buhl. The other started Saturday and burned 100 acres northwest of Gooding. No one was injured and no property was damaged, and about 50 firefighters were able to completely douse both blazes.

BLM public information officer Kyli Gough says the fires were probably sparked by a discarded cigarette or campfire that wasn't fully extinguished.

The National Interagency Fire Center predicts that this year's fire season will be at least as bad as last year's, which burned 1.6 million acres in Idaho.


Information from: The Times-News