BLISS — A brush fire that started north of Interstate 84 on Sunday appears to have been caused by a part flying off a vehicle.
The West Bliss Fire was called in at 2:20 p.m. near milepost 135 in Gooding County. Idaho State Police diverted westbound traffic onto Old U.S. 30 to King Hill for about an hour while smoke obstructed visibility.
“They found pieces of a brake part,” Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District spokeswoman Kelsey Brizendine said.
The fire burned 198 acres before BLM and Bliss Rural Fire Department stopped its progress at 8 p.m. Crews expected to have the scene mopped up and cleared by 6 p.m. Monday.