MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho -- A wildfire sprang up along Interstate 84 Sunday night, about six miles west of Mountain Home.
Shortly after the fire sparked, numerous KTVB viewers called our newsroom, reporting heavy smoke and bad driving conditions on I-84. Some reported being diverted from I-84 by Emergency workers.
A dispatcher with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office told KTVB that I-84's eastbound lanes remained closed hours after the crash.
Traffic is now open in both directions.
BLM public relations officer Mallory Eils says the I-84 wildfire has now torched upward of 600 acres of sagebrush and grass since it sparked Sunday evening.
Eils said BLM firefighters contained the fire around 1 a.m. Monday, and are now patrolling the fire's perimeter looking for hotspots. The fire is expected to be controlled Monday afternoon.
By the BLM crew's estimate, the fire was about five miles long and and had consumed around 600 acres of sage and grass by Monday.