Fires

Wildfire red flag warnings in Southwest Idaho, eastern Oregon

Fast-moving brush fire chars over 100 acres on Kuna Butte

Firefighters create a fire line and use an air attack to contain a brush fire southwest of Kuna Thursday, July 13, 2107. The Murphy Lane Fire threatened several homes in the area while BLM crews bulldozed a fire line. Helicopters, small planes and
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Firefighters create a fire line and use an air attack to contain a brush fire southwest of Kuna Thursday, July 13, 2107. The Murphy Lane Fire threatened several homes in the area while BLM crews bulldozed a fire line. Helicopters, small planes and

While fire crews continued Friday evening to try to control the 310-acre fire near Kuna Butte, the National Weather Service issued multiple red flag warnings throughout Southwest Idaho.

The fire near Kuna Cave Road, called the Murphy Lane Fire, was expected to be controlled by 8 p.m. Friday, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

The Boise, Caldwell and Nampa areas did not have red flag warnings in place on Friday evening. A red flag warning is meant to notify people that conditions in the area are ideal for the spread of wildland fires.

But areas as close as Mountain Home, Twin Falls and Baker City, Ore., had red flag warnings in place until 11 a.m. Saturday due to expected lightning and strong wind gusts.

The National Weather Service updates its website regularly for anyone checking for warnings in the area.

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