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HAMMETT, Idaho -- Firefighters with the Bureau of land Management (BLM) say yet another wildfire near the Mountain Home area is burning out of control.
BLM spokesperson Jessica Gardetto says the "Stout Fire" is currently burning about 14 miles north of Hammett and about 10 miles east of Mountain Home in the foothills of nearby Bennett Mountain. Gardetto says the fire is roughly 3,000 acres in size.
"We've moved a lot of resources to it," Gardetto said. "It's the highest priority fire for us right now."
Gardetto says the fire is currently burning grass and brush in several steep areas. Firefighters are hoping to keep the flames from forested areas on the north side of the mountain.
Eight fire engines, two bull-dozers, and at least one helicopter are currently fighting the flames.
Gardetto says one hand-crew is also on the way to the fire.
No homes have been evacuated, and no buildings are said to be threatened at this time.
Check back with KTVB.COM for further updates on this fire.