Publication Date August 29, 2016

After week-long battle firefighters gain upper hand on massive wildfire near Idaho Falls

United States
An air tanker drops retardant on the wildfire burning near Idaho Falls. Fire officials announced Sunday that the blaze was nearly 70 percent contained. Photo: Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center

The 450-plus firefighters who have been battling the massive wildfire near Idaho Falls for the past week have finally gotten the upper hand on the blaze.

Fire officials reported Sunday that the Henry's Creek Fire southeast of Idaho Falls is nearly 70 percent contained.

The wildfire has scorched over 52,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire so far this year in East Idaho