FILER • A Sunday night fire in the Snake River Canyon had grown to about 75 acres Monday morning, and crews are working to get closer to the blaze.
The wildfire broke out in the Snake River canyon between Filer and Twin Falls around 7:45 p.m., about four miles west of the Perrine Bridge, according to the Southern Idaho Regional Communications Center.
Tim Reeves with the Filer Rural Fire Department said crews are working on the west side of the fire, and flames are no longer advancing on its east side.
Reeves said the closest that firefighters are able to get is about a mile away from the fire. Air support assisted ground crews Sunday night, but Reeves said it was pulled off the canyon fire to work on other fires to the north.
He said the Filer Rural Fire Department is trying to work with The Bureau of Land Management to get more equipment. For now, crews are fighting flames when they burn up the sides of the canyon, keeping them from spreading to nearby fields.
There are no roads or houses where the fire was burning, SIRCOMM reported.
Filer and Buhl Rural Fire Departments were responding to the blaze Sunday night.
The cause and size of the fire is unknown, SIRCOMM reported.