Follow-up: Man watched as Sugarloaf Fire flames burned near his house

  • Source: KMVT-TV CBS/CW+ 11 Twin Falls
  • Published: 07/01/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTO: Many residents of the Magic Valley could see the smoke coming west of Eden Wednesday afternoon. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says they will have control of the Sugarloaf Fire, which was at 5,000 acres at one point, by 8:00 p.m. Thursday, While structures weren’t damaged, they were threatened. “Coming from town, you know, I was like...uh...I don’t know,” said local resident Mike Bladen. He says the flames got around 400 yards from his residence. He’s relieved to avoid any damage, but Wednesday night wasn’t the easiest. He watched crews work until 10:00 p.m. to secure the perimeter and watched it himself until about 1:00 a.m. “It’s pretty scary knowing that it’s that close to the house,” Bladen said. “It doesn’t take much time for it to catch so you don’t have a lot of time to get stuff out of the way.”


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