Wildfires burning east of Pomeroy, south of Lewiston

Officials say they hope to suppress by Wednesday a wildfire that has torched more than 2,500 acres east of Pomeroy.

The Snake River Fire started Saturday morning, threatening crops and cell towers about 10 miles west of Clarkston, as it burns downstream from the Nisqually John Landing on the south side of the river in Garfield County.

Lightning is believed to have started the fire at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.  Some 275 personnel were assigned to the blaze.

Meanwhile, lightning is also believed to be responsible for two Idaho wildfires burning 30 miles south of Lewiston.

The 1,500-acre Powerline Fire and the 800-acre Corral Creek Fire have not burned any structures, and no evacuations have been ordered.

Fire growth in the vicinity of the Powerline Fire caused the closure of the Eagle Creek Road and the Hoover Point Road, while Zaza Road past Deer Creek and Hoover Point is closed.

A type 2 Incident Management Team was expected to arrive Monday.  An estimated date of containment for either fire has not been determined.



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