WPR News
10:04 am
Fri July 20, 2007

Wildfire at Idaho National Lab Contained

Laramie, WY – U.S. Department of Energy officials say about 50 firefighters have managed to contain the wildfire at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho.

About 700 workers at the lab were told to stay home yesterday because of highway closures due to the fire.

The Idaho State Police intermittently closed U.S. Highway 20 to give crews room to strengthen a fire break designed to keep the fire from jumping the highway. The highway was open last night.