Wildfire Rages in Southern Idaho

Wildfire Rages in Southern Idaho

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(KSL News) Firefighters made a strong attack this morning on a raging wildfire in Southern Idaho.

The Harkness fire started yesterday afternoon near McCammon and quickly spread.

It jumped Highway 30...and moved towards Lava Hot Springs....spreading to more than 45-hundred acres.

Wildfire Rages in Southern Idaho

The highway was closed, but is now re-opened...and people can get to their homes.

One home...and several barns and sheds were destroyed...others were threatened.

The fire is now 50-percent contained.

A transient told police he started the fire. He's now in custody.

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