- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

EMMETT, Idaho (AP) - Air and ground crews on Friday worked to contain a 15-square-mile wildfire burning in grass and brush in rugged terrain in southwest Idaho.

Fire spokeswoman Carrie Bilbao says 165 personal are assigned to the fire that started at about noon on Thursday.

Bilbao says a hawk or eagle at a nest atop a power pole was electrocuted and sparked the fire that started along State Highway 55 near mile marker 43.

She says crews on Friday faced hot and windy conditions, but were making progress. At least three air tankers have dropped retardant.

Bilbao says there have been no injuries to people and no evacuations, though a worker atop a fire lookout on the butte that is burning was ordered to leave her post.



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