Fire officials say 66 homes in the Pocatello area have burned and more are threatened in a fast-moving wildfire.
More than 1,000 people have been evacuated from some Pocatello neighborhoods and the community of Mink Creek. The Charlotte fire started Thursday afternoon, spreading quickly through bone-dry grass and brush.
Sarah Wheeler with the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center says the fire is burning on over 1000 acres, and is estimated to be about 30% contained.
So far, no injuries have been reported.
Officials have not yet released details about what may have sparked the flames but say it is believed to be human-caused.
Multiple agencies from around the area responded to the fire. Equipment came from Nevada and the central Idaho/Twin Falls areas.
Bannock County commissioners held an emergency meeting Thursday, where they passed two resolutions: one declaring a state of emergency, which will allow the county to ask for help from federal and state governments if needed, and the other banning all fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county, as well as open fires.
The ban will not affect Independence Day fireworks shows in cities. It will last until further notice.