Thunderstorms on Thursday night apparently sparked two wildfires southeast of Carey.
According to the BLM, both fires are burning on public land. The Spud Fire is about 12 miles southeast of the town and the Peavey Fire is farther to the southeast, about 14 miles north of Minidoka.
The Spud Fire was reported yesterday at about 5:30 p.m. and is burning on the lava flows near Craters of the Moon National Monument, creating difficult conditions for firefighters. Lava rock and large caverns are limiting access and firefighters are relaying on support from the air to reach these locations, the BLM reported.