TWIN FALLS • Fire crews continued to fight multiple wildfires across south-central Idaho Thursday.
The Minidoka Complex in Cassia County remained of deep concern to fire officials, who reported that a lack of resources caused by the nation’s busy fire season set back some of their efforts.
Meanwhile, the Flat Top 2 Fire extended its grasp to cover 135,000 acres of remote desert near Kimama.
Here’s what was burning Thursday night:
MINIDOKA COMPLEX FIRES
Cave Canyon The 30,642-acre fire is burning west of Oakley. The fire remains active, with only 10 percent of it contained as of Thursday; firefighting efforts have been focused so far on protecting private structures.
Deer Hollow Near the Utah border, the flames have burned 1,500 acres west of Interstate 84. The fire continues to grow in all directions due to a lack of resources to fight it.
Eightmile This 211-acre fire was contained, and its four smokejumpers moved to help on the Deer Hollow Fire.
Hot Well Now up to 3,045 acres just six miles southeast of Declo, it is 20 percent contained. Three hand crews were ordered Thursday as difficult terrain hampered firefighting efforts. Fire crews have not set an estimated time for containment or control. The Type 1 team overseeing the Minidoka Complex will take over this fire today.
Flat Top 2 The fire is now up to 135,000 acres northeast of Kimama in southern Lincoln County. While it’s currently 40 percent contained, there are no estimates to when the fire will be out. Air resources were sent from this fire to aid the Hot Well Fire.
Halstead: The 36,814-acre forest fire continues to burn just north of Stanley. Large amounts of beetle-killed trees have helped keep the flames active. Containment has been set for Oct. 16. Fire crews are focusing on protecting local structures in Stanley and the Camp Bradley Boy Scout camp. Halstead fire crews have also tackled the nearby Bench Fire, which closed Idaho Highway 21 on Thursday.
Highway 30 The 1,887-acre fire is located near the Bliss rest stop and U.S. Highway 30. The fire was contained at noon Thursday, but full control was set back to noon today over concerns about unfavorable weather.
South Three Creek Burning 11 acres just south of Three Creek Highway, fire crews controlled this fire by noon Thursday.
Deadwood This 20-acre fire northwest of Three Creek Highway was controlled Thursday.
Cliff Hollow The human-caused fire burned five acres east of Almo and was controlled by 7 p.m. Thursday.
Joslin Field The Salmon Tract Rural Fire Protection District responded to a small fire just south of Joslin Field on 3000 East in Twin Falls County.