Idaho 16 temporarily closes due to fires burning in the area

Idaho Highway 16 fire
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Posted at 4:48 PM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 19:15:07-04

Two range fires burning between Beacon Light and the Gem County line temporarily closed Idaho Highway 16 Tuesday afternoon.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says it's not clear at this point if structures are threatened by the fast-moving fires. Drivers are encouraged to use caution when driving through the area.

Officials have not said what started the fires yet. Idaho News 6 has a crew headed to the scene and will provide updates as we get more information.