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Wildfire near Lucky Peak Reservoir

Posted at 8:10 PM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 00:40:30-04

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE: In a press release, BLM Idaho says, "Crews have stopped active spread of the fire and are working and are working hot spots along the perimeter of the fire to reach full containment. Crews will continue to mop up and monitor the fire over the next two days."

The Boise District BLM is currently fighting a wildfire near Lucky Peak Reservoir. Fire crews are working hard to get containment lines around the fire and to stop the progress.

Idaho News 6 was able to reach out to Ada County Sherriff's Office about the fire. They said the Bureau of Land Management has decided to close off Highway 21 until the fire is put out.

Wildfire near Lucky Peak Reservoir

The fire is burning approximately seven miles southeast of Boise. At this time it is estimated to burn 150 acres. BLM Idaho says the fire is burning in grass and brush.

Five BLM engines, two BLM dozers, two Forest Service engines, one BLM water tender, Mountain Home RFPA, three hand crews, and SEAT plane are all on site. BLM Idaho says the total personnel on-site is 110.

Wildfire near Lucky Peak Reservoir, Boise BLM vehicles

At this time no structures are threatened, and the cause is still under investigation.