Brush Fire Shuts Down Parts Of I-84

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0  Updated at 8:03 am, August 15th, 2011 By: Managing Editor
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Brush Fire In Jerome Area

(JEROME COUNTY, ID) – [KTVB] A brush fire blocked several lanes of Interstate 84 Sunday night. Idaho State Police, the Bureau of Land Management and Jerome County were all called to assist on the fire near I-84, just east of the US 93 Interchange. The fire started south of the interstate in the Devil’s Corral area. The fire then jumped the interstate and began moving erratically. Lightning in the area is believed to be the cause of the fire. At one time, traffic was being diverted from I-84. Twin Falls BLM said I-84 was down to one lane in each direction. Motorists are encouraged to avoid travel in the area.