Storify: I-84 Reopens But Wildfire Continues To Burn Near Mountain Home

Jul 9, 2012

Update 7:40 a.m.:  The Benwalk Fire burning near Mountain Home shut down I-84 for several hours Monday night but this morning the freeway is back open.  The blaze grew over night to an estimated 15,000 acres. 

Update 10:30 p.m.: Thunderstorms that moved through southern Idaho Monday sparked several new fires around the state. The Benwalk fire near Mountain Home is now around 12,000 acres. At this hour  I-84 remains closed and evacuations have been issued. 

The Red Cross has opened a  shelter for people who've been evacuated. It's at the Elks Lodge at 325 South 3rd West in Mountain Home. 

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