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White Bird fire caused by fireworks

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Posted at 7:02 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 21:02:51-04

(White Bird) – Fire crews successfully contained the grass fire that was first reported at 6:50 pm yesterday. IDL fire investigators on scene have determined fireworks were the cause. The fire has been held to approximately 421 acres.

No injuries have been reported as temperatures soar to 108F, and no structures were damaged.

Resources are being released as the fire nears control. 2 engines and 9 IDL personnel remain on the incident.

The fire is in the Idaho Department of Land (IDL) fire protection area. Cooperators include the US Forest Service, Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association, Salmon River Rural Fire Dept., White Bird Fire Dept., Idaho County Sheriff, and the Idaho State Police.