Update: Grassy Ridge fire exceeds 71,000 acres

The Grassy Ridge fire burned actively all through the night propelled by erratic winds and thunder cells. Fire officials estimated it to be more than 71,000 acres in size as of 5 p.m. Saturday. Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center

The lightning-caused Grassy Ridge fire northwest of St. Anthony has grown to an estimated 71,600 acres on Bureau of Land Management and state lands.

Update: Dubois evacuated as Grassy Ridge fire grows

The Grassy Ridge fire burned actively all through the night propelled by erratic winds and thunder cells. Fire officials estimated it to be more than 75,000 acres in size as of 8 p.m. Saturday. Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center

Residents of Dubois are being evacuated as the lightning-caused Grassy Ridge fire northwest of St. Anthony moves closer to town.

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