15 Miles of Hwy 55 Shut Down Due to Fire
Crews are battling a brush fire so close to HWY 55 that you can't get through a 15-mile stretch of road. Here's where you need to avoid it.
Both lanes of Hwy 55 is closed between Banks and Horseshoe Bend.
According to KTVB, the Mile Marker 73 and Hwy 55 fire is human-caused and flames broke out about 4 p.m. yesterday along Hwy 55 at milepost 73 north of Gardena.
So far the fire has scorched 100 acres and it's growing quickly.
Crews are battling the blaze from both the air and the ground, but no estimates yet as to when the highway will reopen.
Other wildfires in Idaho to be aware of include a blaze near Murphy Hot Springs along the Nevada border that has burned an estimated 51,000 acres according to the Idaho Statesman.
Another wildfire sparked by Tuesday's lighting storms is the Cat Fire burning 13 miles east of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation along the Nevada border. It's burned about 16,000 acres and is 49% contained.
Pollock and Whitewater residents are preparing for possible evacuation because of the Rattlesnake Fire burning south of Riggins, but so far no structures have been lost.
Please pray for the firefighters battling these blazes and those caught up in the Hwy 55 closure.