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Brush fire burns 280 acres near Cole and Kuna Mora Road

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 10:29:38-04

A brush fire burning south of Boise consumed more than 280 acres and threatened two homes before fire crews were able to get it under control.

The York Fire is now 100% contained and crews spent the night on scene mopping up hot spots.

The fire was first reported just before 5 p.m. and is burning on private and State land. Strong winds caused the fire to shift directions multiple times.

While two homes were threatened earlier they are now safe and no evacuations are in place.  Crews from the Boise District BLM  and Boise City battled the flames from on the ground and in the air. 

Crews dropped sewage water from the nearby Idaho State Prison to put out some of the fire out. 
"Unfortunately we don't have a lot of water out in our rangelands so those helicopters are going to utilize they can and they needed to make sure structures we're going to be ok so our personnel on the ground have full knowledge of where that water came from and I assure  you're were doing all the safety that we need to," explained Keri Steneck with the Boise District BLM

Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.

While a portion of Kuna Mora Road was closed earlier but it has since reopened. 
With 86% of fire being human caused, the  Boise District BLM is asking the public to use fireworks safety this Fourth of July.