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Firefighters control four range fires as SW Idaho season begins

Boise District BLM urges the public to take precautions as fire fuels dry.

Capital Press

Published on June 6, 2018 9:35AM

Four wildfires that started this week in Idaho have been controlled.

Capital Press File

Four wildfires that started this week in Idaho have been controlled.


The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Boise District and local firefighters have controlled four southwest Idaho wildfires that started on June 5.

One was controlled that day and the others were controlled by the end of June 6. The causes remain under investigation.

Boise District BLM Fire Information Officer Jared Jablonski said the Dale Fire was controlled June 5, and all personnel and equipment resources have been removed from that site.

He said some resources remain on the Sommer, Baja and MM 28 Highway 78 fires, but all have been knocked down; the progress of any active flames has been stopped and fire perimeters are not moving.

“Now crews are just working the perimeter and the interior for hot spots,” he said.

The 212-acre Sommer Fire is about 6 miles southwest of Marsing. Boise BLM sent two engines and a water tender. The Marsing Rural Fire Department and Owyhee Rangeland Fire Protection Association also responded.

The 208-acre Baja Fire site is about 10 miles northwest of Grand View. Boise BLM sent two engines and a water tender.

The 25-acre MM 28 Highway 78 Fire is about three miles north of Murphy. Boise BLM sent four engines and a dozer.

The half-acre Dale Fire, about six miles southwest of Kuna, was controlled June 5, Boise District BLM said.

The district said in a release that as fire fuels continue to dry, it urges the public to take fire-safety precautions when recreating on public lands.

Online: www.IdahoFireInfo.com



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