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BLM battling 300-acre fire near Pocatello

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POCATELLO – Firefighters with the Bureau of Land Management are battling a blaze near Pocatello.

Sara Morelli with the BLM tells EastIdahoNews.com the East Gap Fire started Saturday around 1:25 a.m. in Blackrock Canyon.

It’s burning 300 acres, as of 9 a.m.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. There is no report of injuries or threats to homes or buildings in the area.

“Fire crews worked throughout the night and are continuing to work today with multiple resources and crews assigned to the fire,” a news release from the BLM says.

There are seven fire engines there right now, along with a hotshot crew and a bulldozer.

EastIdahoNews.com will continue to follow the fire’s progress and provide updates as we receive them.

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