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UPDATE: Firefighters cleaning up after containing Sage Junction Fire

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Courtesy U.S. Bureau of Land Management

UPDATE:

A group of federal firefighters, local volunteer firefighters, and farmers were able to get a quick handle on the Sage Junction Fire by creating dozer lines around the entire 50-acre fire. After that, the fire died down and full containment was expected by Friday evening.

ORIGINAL STORY:

HAMER — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Hamer Volunteer Fire Department are responding to a growing wildfire about four miles south of Hamer.

The Sage Junction Fire ignited just before 1 p.m. Friday, not far from Interstate 15, according to BLM spokeswoman Kelsey Griffee.

At 1:30 p.m. the fire has burned approximately 50 acres and witnesses tell EastIdahoNews.com the flames are spreading quickly.

It’s unknown if any structures are threatened.

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

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