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Goose Fire burned 441 acres, contained at 10 a.m.

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Posted at 7:48 PM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 17:23:49-04

EAGLE, Idaho — UPDATE (3:30 p.m., 10/7): The Goose Fire was started by fireworks Wednesday night, according to Ada County Sheriff's Office.

Officials report the wind pushed the flames to the south and east and burned 441 acres before it was contained at 10 a.m. Thursday. Several homes were threatened by the flames but none were lost, but one building did catch fire, according to ACSO.

UPDATE (10/6, 9 p.m.): The Bureau of Land Management Idaho Fire reports the Goose Fire is currently around 200 acres and all active flame has been knocked down.

No structures have been lost, according to BLM. The fire is expected to be contained by 10 a.m. Thursday and controlled by 7 p.m.

Original:

A vegetation fire is burning near the Eagle Bike Park just off Idaho Highway 55.

The fire is burning near Hill Road between Horseshoe Bend and Seamans Gulch roads.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says it appears the fire started near W. Jay Road. According to PulsePoint, the fire was reported just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

There is no word on how the fire started or how many acres it has burned.

Idaho State Police are assisting in traffic management in the area agencies work on the fire. ISP reports non-essential and non-resident traffic is hindering emergency vehicle access and asks people stay away from the area.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that Eagle, Boise, Meridian, Star and Bureau of Land Management fire crews are on the scene of the grass fire. Voluntary evacuations are recommended for about a dozen homes on the north side of W. Hill Road, according to the tweet.

No structures have caught on fire at this point. Firefighting efforts are being slowed by strong winds and dry conditions.

Idaho News 6 has a crew on the scene and will provide updates as they become available.