Thunderstorms spark fire north of Carey

Lightning sparked a 3,300-acre wildfire burning about five miles north of Carey Wednesday night.

Officials with the Twin Falls District Bureau of Land Management say the thunderstorms also brought gusty winds, causing erratic fire behavior for a time.

Resources on the fire include six engines, two dozers, one water tender and three overhead.

Firefighters were able to use lava rock as a natural barrier to slow the spread of the fire.

The Paddleford Fire is expected to be controlled by Friday evening.

 

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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