Castleford fire contained after burning three days

June 15, 2013 

CASTLEFORD — A lightning-caused fire that burned 4,940 acres of land 35 miles southwest of Castleford was contained Saturday morning.

The fire, which started Wednesday night and was fanned by winds the next day, burned mostly sagebrush and grass in the Twin Falls District of the Bureau of Land Management. No structures were damaged.

A total of 35 firefighters were deployed to the scene. By Saturday, 18 remained to mop up.

The fire was the third one fought in the Magic Valley over the past week. Nearly 300 acres of sagebrush and grass burned northwest of Buhl and 100 acres burned northwest of Gooding.

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