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UPDATE: US 26 reopens; firefighters still battling fire

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UPDATE:

The Idaho Transportation Department reports U.S. Highway 26 has reopened.

Blackfoot Fire Department officials say firefighters are still battling the fire, and crews have been assigned to protect nearby structures.

No details on the size of the fire, its cause, or an estimated containment time have been released.

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

ORIGINAL STORY:

MORELAND — Firefighters are responding to a wildfire near 800 West and U.S. Highway 26 in Bingham County.

The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office reports the fire is on both sides of US 26. The highway is currently closed down at mile marker 300, about five miles west of Blackfoot.

The Blackfoot Fire Department and the Bureau of Land Management have responded to the fire.

No other information about the fire has been released.

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