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Sugar Loaf wildfire in Jerome County contained

The fire west of Eden burned more than 3,200 acres.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Firefighters have reined in the Sugar Loaf Fire in Jerome County. The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday night that the fire is fully contained, and control is expected at 8 p.m. Friday.

The fire, on rangeland about 5 miles west of Eden, burned 3,214 acres. It had threatened structures and road construction equipment Wednesday. The BLM reported Thursday morning that most of the active fire was out.

An earlier report put the fire's estimated size at about 5,000 acres, but the BLM revised that estimate after a mapping mission Thursday.

Firefighting resources remain deployed at the scene Friday for mopping up hotspots and shoring up containment lines.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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