Meeting on Grassy Ridge fire tonight in Dubois

Fire crews battle the Grassy Ridge fire on Friday. Facebook / Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center

The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center has announced that a public meeting regarding the Grassy Ridge fire will be held at 8:30 p.m. today in the cafeteria at Lindy Ross Elementary School, 526 S. Oakley St. in Dubois.

The Great Basin Team 3 will discuss plans for the Grassy Ridge fire and address concerns from members of the public.

For information go to Idaho Fire Info on Facebook.

The fire grew through the night, testing firefighters, a Fire Center news release said. It is now estimated at 100,000 acres.

County, local and volunteer fire departments along with the Camas Creek Rural Fire Protection Association worked side by side with federal firefighters through the night to successfully protect the town of Dubois, the release said. Evacuations for Dubois have been lifted.

Favorable winds Saturday night allowed firefighters to directly attack the northeast head of the fire. Firefighters have successfully lined the entire fire perimeter.

Today crews are working to hold, improve and secure those lines, the release said. Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon, bringing erratic winds and the potential to stoke the fire.

Taiga Rohrer’s Great Basin Incident Management Team 3 took over command of the fire at 6 a.m. today.

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