Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lightning Sparks Nearly a Dozen Fires

Posted By on Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Lightning has been wreaking havoc across Southwest Idaho today, causing a series of fires. One firefighter has been injured while battling a blaze off of Seamans Gulch Road in Northwest Boise.

Four engines and two brush rigs from Boise and two more brush rigs from Eagle are on the scene of the Foothills fire. At least one home has been threatened by the grass fire which scorched two acres. Lightning is the probable cause.

Additionally, the Bureau of Land Management is reporting no less than 10 fires across the region, including fires in the Emmet, Mountain Home, Marsing and Bruneau areas. The largest, the Alky Fire nine miles north of Glenn's Ferry, has burned more than 1,300 acres.

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