BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE 7/16: The Bureau of Land Management said on Twitter the fire was contained around 12:00 a.m. Saturday morning. After securing the perimeter, crews were able to map the fire on Saturday morning, noting the fire was mapped at 1,979 acres.
The Blacks Fire was contained last night at midnight. Crews secured the perimeter throughout the night and will continue to mop up hotspots today. Estimated control of the fire is 8 pm this evening. Acreage will be updated later this morning after crews finish mapping the fire.— Bureau of Land Management Idaho Fire (@BLMIdahoFire) July 16, 2022
On Twitter, the BLM said the fire is still being investigated but is not suspected of being related to the shooting range nearby where the fire may have started.
The BLM estimates the Blacks Fire will be under control by 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. There is no word on whether the fire is under control as of yet.
ORIGINAL STORY: Multiple agencies are responding to the Blacks Fire south of the Boise Airport, near Blacks Creek Rd, which is estimated at 1200 acres as of Friday night.
Officials say fire crews are expected to contain the fire tonight and fully control it by 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Bureau of Land Management is responding to the fire, along with Boise City Fire, Meridian Fire, Kuna Rural Fire Department, Orchard Training Range and Eagle Fire.
The BLM confirmed in a tweet that 4 overhead, 5 engines, a dozer, a water tender and 4 single engine air tankers responded Friday evening.
#BLMBODFire responding to Blacks Fire south of airport near Blacks Creek. BLM resources responding 4 overhead, 5 engines, dozer, water tender, air attack, 4 SEAT planes, and investigation. pic.twitter.com/Y04UhKX0bi— Bureau of Land Management Idaho Fire (@BLMIdahoFire) July 16, 2022
The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but fire officials say a camp trailer was burned up.
This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.