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Fire burns near Lava

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:41:54 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 11 2013 08:55:38 PM CDT
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A fire was burning near Lava on Aug. 9. Photo by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office.

LAVA, Idaho -

A fire was burning in the Lava area late Friday afternoon.

The Bannock County Sheriff's Office said crews are responding to a fire on BLM land off Frandsen Road northwest of town.

People are being asked to avoid Old Oregon Trail Road to minimize traffic in the area.

An Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center spokesman said the fire was likely caused by lightning. It burned about 100 acres as of 5:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters planned to battle the blaze with air support.

We'll update this page as more information becomes available.