FORT HALL — Firefighters battled a large haystack fire near Sage Hill Travel Center and Casino south of Blackfoot Christmas Eve. The fire was brought under control, but Fort Hall Fire Chief Brian Briggs said the hay could smolder for more than a day unless wet weather arrives.

    The fire was reported about 1 a.m. Fire trucks from the Fort Hall Fire Department and Blackfoot Fire Department responded. Assisting with breaking the large bails apart was the Fort Hall Transportation Department.

    “There were no injuries, just a lot of smoke,” Briggs said.