Bear Trap Fire Update – Fireworks Likely Cause [UPDATE ROAD CLOSED]
The Madison County Sheriff’s office says this fire was started by people using fireworks across from Warm Springs boat entry.
Meanwhile, the fire has burned 2300 acres, and is 10% contained.
The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed all recreation sites along both sides of the lower Madison Special Recreation Management Area.
Smoke is affecting visibility through the canyon at this time.
The fire has jumped the roadway. Norris road is now closed from MP 0.0 at Norris to MP 12.0. Eastbound traffic must remain on US-287 and Westbound traffic needs to detour on 2-288 Churchill Road.
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