UPDATE: Menan Buttes fire mostly contained as of Wednesday morning


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The fire near the Menan Buttes is mostly contained and nearly put out as of Wednesday morning, Central Fire District Assistant Chief Carl Anderson said.

The blaze grew to about 26 acres during the evening, but did not turn into a major wildfire. Local and federal firefighters worked throughout the night putting out hot spots.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, however, Bureau of Land Management investigators are looking into the incident.


MENAN — The Menan Buttes area was hit by yet another wildfire late Tuesday night.

Authorities tell EastIdahoNews.com a fire broke out after 8 p.m. off Twin Butte Road south of Idaho Highway 33.

At 8:40 p.m. firefighters reported it was 25 acres in size, according to Central Fire District Assistant Chief Carl Anderson. He said the fire is burning on or near Bureau of Land Management property.

Courtesy Judy Pirtle

Central Fire District and Madison Fire Department responded to the blaze.

No cause has been determined or estimate on containment given.

This is a developing story and EastIdahoNews.com will post more details when they become available.