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WILDFIRE ALERT: Crews Fighting South-Central Idaho Wildfire

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Crews in south-central Idaho are working to contain a 5-square-mile wildfire burning several miles northwest of Hollister.
    
Fire information officer Josh Olsen with the Bureau of Land Management says the fire is expected to be contained by midnight Sunday.
    
He says the lightning-caused fire started about 5 p.m. Saturday and is burning through sage and other desert vegetation. He says no structures are threatened and none have been damaged, though a home was in jeopardy Saturday.
    
The wildfire drew a quick response Saturday with two single-engine air tankers, a helicopter, 11 fire engines and other equipment taking part.
    
Four more engines have been added but Olsen says both air tankers have been called off as crews have been successful in battling the fire. It's expected to be fully controlled Monday afternoon.

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