Fire burning in the distance of the Cutler residence.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Two and Half Mile Fire on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation burned 8,700 acres according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and full containment was September 12.
The fire began on September 8 at approximately 1:45 p.m. near Two and Half Mile Road.. Brisk winds fueled the fire as it started on BLM land then moved to tribal and privately owned land. It burned in grass, brush and juniper. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes initiated the Emergency Operations Center.
A helicopter loaded with water to drop.
Ross Fork residents were evacuated to the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel the evening of September 8 and they were allowed to return to their homes September 9.
The Tribes Range Department notified cattlemen in unit 6A of the fire hazard.
It’s the second fire in a month that impacted the Ross Fork District.
Aftermath of the Two and Half Mile Fire damage.