UPDATE: Firefighters contain brush fire quickly


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Natalia Hepworth | EastIdahoNews.com

The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Fire Department.

IDAHO FALLS – On February 5, 2018 at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 5664 W. 33rd S. for a report of an outside fire on the west side of I-15.

Upon arrival, crews found a brush fire that did not involve any structures. Firefighters were able to contain the fire quickly and keep it from reaching a nearby newly constructed home.

Approximately 2.5 to 3 acres burned. No civilians or firefighters were injured.

The Idaho Falls Fire Department reminds citizens to call dispatch at (208) 529-1200 to notify them of when and where they plan on burning fields. Burn permits should be obtained through the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

Original Story

IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Fire Department is investigating a field fire at 5664 W. 33rd S. west of Interstate 15 in Idaho Falls.

Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon tells EastIdahoNews.com the call came in around 4:08 p.m. Monday. A man was burning ditches and it got away from him.

The fire burned about 3 acres.

No injuries have been reported. Homes in the area are undamaged.

No more information is available right now.

We are following this story and will post more details when they are available.