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168-acre fire on Simco Road scorches land between Boise and Mountain Home on Tuesday

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Jun 25, 2024

UPDATE: The Bureau of Land Management had the fire contained by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and expect to have it controlled by 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

A fire initially reported at 1:50 pm on June 25 swelled to cover 168 acres near Simco Road between Boise and Mountain Home.

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The fire was reported to have grown to 168 acres by 3:40 pm, prompting the Bureau of Land Management to send a dozer, three engines, and an air attack to the area to control the fire.