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Fort Hall fires contained

Published On: Jul 16 2013 06:37:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2013 02:08:42 PM CDT
FORT HALL, Idaho -

The fire that caused four homes to be evacuated in Fort Hall was controlled late Tuesday night.

The South Ross Fork fire burned 317 acres, said Randy'L Teton, a Shoshone-Bannock tribal spokeswoman. Bureau of Land Management, Fort Hall, Chubbuck, Pocatello and Inkom firefighters battled the blaze, which was contained at 10 p.m. and controlled at 11:30 p.m.

No homes were damaged in the fire, she said.

Another fire, the West Fork, burned 1/8 of an acre and was quckly controlled.

Both fires were caused by lightning.