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Half-dozen wildfires burning in southern Idaho

Published July 4, 2013 7:17 pm

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Twin Falls, Idaho • Much of southern Idaho is under a red-flag warning with a half-dozen wildfires burning, and officials worried that holiday fireworks may spark more.

The Bray Lake fire 7 miles north of Bliss was reported Wednesday evening.

The Times-News reports officials initially believed it burned 3 square miles.

On Thursday, Bureau of Land Management spokesman Joel Olsen says the fire is actually smaller, but an exact measurement hasn't been made

Fire officials expect the Jim Brown Fire south of Richfield to be contained Thursday night after burning more than 22 square miles.

Meanwhile, the Pointe Fire near Rogerson has burned more than 4 square miles.

The newspaper reports no structures are threatened by the fires burning in the southern part of the state.