MALAD, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE: 7/10/19 9 a.m. The Two Mile fire has reached 146 acres and is 50 percent contained. Fire managers expect to see occasional torching of juniper. Helicopter water drops and a single engine air tanker were used on the fire Sunday.
UPDATE 7/8/18 5:00 p.m.:
The fire has increased to 146 acres and growing.
Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire crews are battling a human caused fire about one mile southeast of Malad on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The fire started about 8 p.m. Saturday east of Interstate 15 near milepost 13.
The Two-Mile fire was burning in steep country and growing uphill. It was initially estimated at 80 acres and growing.
Three engines, a dozer, and a water tender were posted on the fire overnight. Two helicopters, two 20-person hand crews, and an air attack team have been ordered Sunday.
Smoke from the fire could create a safety hazard along Interstate 15.