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Meridian grassfire likely started by firecrackers

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 14:52:35-04

Meridian Fire Department crews were able to quickly extinguish a grassfire Tuesday morning –- a fire officials say was likely caused by someone carelessly igniting firecrackers.

Investigators found at least two firecrackers in the area where the fire presumably started, near the intersection of Broadway and NE 3rd Streets.

Although the fire burned less than one acre, firefighters were concerned because flames were heading toward a nearby lumber yard.

The fire was reported about 11:17 a.m., according to an Ada County dispatch supervisor.

Crews had it under control by about thirty minutes later.