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5 fires contained in Oneida County

By Staff Writer
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:46:13 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 21 2013 11:25:23 AM CDT
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ONEIDA COUNTY, Idaho -

Firefighters contained five fires in the Malad area Tuesday night.

A thunderstorm moving through Oneida County around 3 p.m. Tuesday caused the Eastern Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center to get reports of smoke from five different places.

Here is the status of each of the fires:

- Monson Fire: 25 to 30 acres, nine miles northwest of Malad, contained Tuesday night.
- Morgan Jones Canyon Fire: Nearly 1 acre,  12 miles northwest of Holbrook, contained and controlled Tuesday night.
- Lime Kiln Fire: 1 acre, six miles northwest of Malad, contained and controlled Tuesday night.
- Wood Canyon Fire: 3 to 5 acres, six miles northeast of Holbrook, contained Tuesday night, expected to be controlled Wednesday morning.
- Elkhorn Fire: 1.7 acres, 10 miles northeast of Holbrook, contained Tuesday night.

Still burning in the area is the State Fire, which is burning on the Idaho/Utah border. The nearly 30,000-acre fire was 90 percent contained as of Tuesday, the most recent update available.

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