Several fires erupted in the Eastern Idaho area over the past couple of days, including four wildfires and three structure fires.
The Mabey Fire ignited eight miles northeast of Bancroft on Monday and has since grown to 1,250 acres.
A lightning strike caused the fire that is threatening some structures in the area.
Incident Commander Dan Zajanc ordered additional structure protection resources on Tuesday.
He said all primary structures are defendable, but that some secondary buildings may not be.
There are five primary structures and numerous out-buildings that are in threat of being destroyed.
An additional 20-person crew was also added to the fire fighting force Tuesday.
Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center officials said further that helicopters and single engine air tankers are being used to fight the Mabey Fire. No announcement has been made with regards to an estimate of containment or control.
The Lego Fire eight miles southeast of Grace burned a quarter of an acre. The lightning-caused fire was contained at noon Tuesday and was expected to be fully under control by 6 p.m.
The Trail Creek Fire has burned about one acre since it started on July 21 and is located approximately 19 miles southeast of Idaho Falls. A crew with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is managing the lightning caused fire. There are no trail or road closures to report. In addition, a blaze broke out inside a garage located at 1279 Cameron Dr. in Idaho Falls around 3 a.m. Tuesday.
All occupants of the house were safely evacuated, according to Idaho Falls Fire Department Division Chief Dorin Howard. The homeowner reportedly used a garden hose to extinguish the fire. The damage estimate rounded up to $25,000. The cause of the garage fire is still under investigation.
On Monday, a field fire was reported around 4:45 p.m. at 113 N. 5th West. In all, approximately 10 acres of grain was burned. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No one was injured. Around 5:15 p.m., fire crews were called to 9017 S. Ammon Road for the report of a field fire. Officials said only grass and sagebrush burned. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
BLM and Blackfoot firefighters also responded to a fire 20 miles west of Blackfoot on Tuesday. Capt. Dave Krumenacker with the Blackfoot Fire Department said the fire was caused by a camper cooking in the area of 2000 W. 600 N., around 7 p.m.
The fire covered roughly 10 acres and burned the camper’s motorcycle and a utility trailer. Blackfoot firefighters cleared the scene around 10 p.m., but BLM firefighters were still monitoring the area as of 11 p.m., Krumenacker said. For the latest wildfire updates, see idahofireinfo.blm.gov.