FIRE ALERT: 60 Eastern Idaho Homes Burn In wildfire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

FIRE ALERT: 60 Eastern Idaho Homes Burn In wildfire

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Fire officials say 60 homes in the eastern Idaho city of Pocatello have burned and more are threatened in a fast-moving wildfire.
    
More than 1,000 people have been evacuated from some Pocatello neighborhoods and the community of Mink Creek. The Charlotte fire started Thursday afternoon, spreading quickly through bone-dry grass and brush.
    
Sarah Wheeler with the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center said late Friday morning that the fire is burning on just over 1000 acres - that's a little more than 1½ square miles - and is estimated to be about 30 percent contained. So far, no injuries have been reported.
    
Officials have not yet released details about what may have sparked the flames but say it is believed to be human-caused.

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