Jerome County declares state of emergency


JEROME, Idaho (KLIX) – A state of emergency has been declared in Jerome County following a large fire near Eden. The Eden 2 fire was started Thursday afternoon by an equipment failure and grew rapidly fueled by dry conditions and high winds up to 40 mph. The Bureau of Land Management estimated the area burned at around 30,000 acres. According to the Jerome County Office of Emergency Management (JCOEM), the declaration of a state of emergency opens additional assistance for Idaho state resources. JCOEM asks residents to investigate any damage caused by the fire and report it to Tanya Stitt, the director. One of the biggest fears is the loss of livestock due to the fire which burned mostly on BLM land. A lockdown date and time has not been set for Eden 2 Fire. People can contact JCOEM at 208-644-2706, email: [email protected], or mail Office of Emergency Management. The office said people should provide photos of the fire damage if possible.

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