A firefighter sets a fire to intentionally burn off fuel inside the black spot of the Miller Flats fire on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (ANGELINA KATSANIS/The Enterprise)
Lightning sparked on Wednesday morning on private land between Brogan and Ironside, burning close to 100 acres.
The fire, which is being called the Miller Flats fire, was first spotted on Wilks Ranch around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after ranch manager Jeff Palmer said he saw billows of smoke. Palmer, who is also the fire marshal for the Ironside Rangeland Fire Protection Association, said he immediately called the Vale District BLM.
“Initially, I thought it was going to be at least a couple thousand acres but the Vale BLM knocked it down very fast with air support,” said Palmer.
Vale BLM crews . . .