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Homes evacuated due to wildfire near Horseshoe Bend. UPDATED with new video

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Homes evacuated due to wildfire near Horseshoe Bend. UPDATED with new video

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Jun 20, 2014

A number of homes had to be evacuated after a wildfire broke out southwest of Horseshoe Bend.  As of 9 p.m. the Dump Fire had torched 600 acres.

BLM says cooling temperatures are slowing the fire’s progress and it is now 30 percent contained.

At this point fire crews say structures are no longer threatened.   Early evacuations were minimal and precautionary.

Among the crews on scene are five BLM engines, two state engines a water tender and a bulldozer.  Two helicopters a single-engine tanker and an air attack are also fighting the fire.  BLM says it’s also ordered heavy air tankers.

The Horseshoe Bend and Garden Valley Rural Fire Departments are also helping fight the blaze.

 

Crews believe they’ll have the fire contained early Saturday morning with an estimated containment at 6p.m.