UPDATE: Rigby fire contained; evacuations and road closures ended

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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

UPDATE:

Central Fire District Chief Carl Anderson confirmed the fire had been contained as of 4 p.m. and firefighters were just mopping up.

All road closures and evacuation orders are ended and residents have been allowed to return home.

No information has been released about the cause of the fire.

ORIGINAL STORY:

RIGBY — A section of rural Rigby is being evacuated due to a large approaching wildfire.

Everyone living between 250 and 300 North and 4000 and 4100 East are being immediately evacuated, according to Jefferson County Emergency Manager Rebecca Squires.

An evacuation center has been set up at the Rigby South Stake Center at 106 North 3800 in Rigby.

It’s unclear how big the fire is or how it started.

Officials say blowing smoke may reduce visibility in the area so please drive safely and watch for emergency vehicles.

Road closures in the area are pending.

EastIdahoNews.com will update this article as more details are released.

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

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