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.
Investigators determined the cause of the Goose Fire in Eagle Wed. night were fireworks, which were lit in the middle of W. Goose Creek Road. Wind pushed the flames to the south and east. @BLMIdahoFire reports the blaze burned 441 acres before it was contained at 10 a.m. Thurs.— Ada County Sheriff (@AdaCoSheriff) October 7, 2021
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.
#BLMBODFire, Eagle Fire, Boise Fire and other cooperators responded to the Goose Fire in the foothills earlier today. Estimated at 200 acres. All active flame has been knocked down. No structures lost. Estimated containment tomorrow at 10 am and control at 7 pm. pic.twitter.com/dpz4GnCEOS— Bureau of Land Management Idaho Fire (@BLMIdahoFire) October 7, 2021
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.
Our radar is showing smoke from a fire near Hidden Spring. Breezy north-northwesterly winds will continue to bring the smoke across the cities of Garden City and #Boise this evening. pic.twitter.com/WBLbfXox9N— NWS Boise (@NWSBoise) October 7, 2021
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.
Alert: Stay away from NW Boise area of Bogart & Hillroad Parkway. ISP is assisting @BoiseFire @Eaglefire_Dept who need access to fight a fire burning in the area. Do not block emergency access. pic.twitter.com/QHkdYobveA— Idaho State Police District 3 (@ISPWesternIdaho) October 7, 2021
Idaho News 6 has a crew on the scene and will provide updates as they become available.