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UPDATE: Massive fire at Idaho Supreme still burning

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Idaho Supreme in Firth burns Monday morning | Courtesy Bjorn Bolinder

UPDATE:

The fire at Idaho Supreme is still burning uncontrolled as of 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to Bingham County Dispatchers.

Firefighters from across the region have been called to assist, but it is unclear when the fire will be contained.

The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office has closed a portion of 800 North to 650 East until the fire is out.

Sheriff Craig Rowland said the fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical failure of some sort in the maintenance area of the processing plant.

A hazardous materials team is on scene due to the chemicals that are stored in the building.

At this time no injuries have been reported.

ORIGINAL STORY

FIRTH — At least six fire departments are on the scene of a large uncontrolled fire at Idaho Supreme on the edge of Firth.

Bingham County Dispatchers tell EastIdahoNews.com the potato processing plant caught fire about 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Firefighters from Blackfoot, Firth, Shelley, Idaho Falls, Ammon, Ucon Fort Hall and INL have responded.

Authorities are asking residents and travelers to avoid the area if at all possible.

It is unclear at this time what caused the fire.

EastIdahoNews.com is following this story and will post more details when they become available.

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