Friday, August 1, 2014

Overnight Lightning Sparks 7 More Wildfires in Boise National Forest

Posted By on Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Lightning and high winds sparked and fanned the flames of new wildfires overnight.

At least seven new fires were reported in the Boise National Forest early Friday morning; all were four acres or less in size. That's in addition to seven fires that were sparked Wednesday in the BNF; all but two of those have been contained.

The largest fire in the BNF was Crooked Fire, which has scorched five acres southeast of Kirkham Hot Springs. Nearly 60 firefighters are on the scene there.

Additionally, fire officials report overnight thunderstorms in the Anderson Ranch Reservoir area caused some minor soil movement and road erosion aggravated by the 2013 Elk Complex fires, but as of Friday morning, the Mountain Home Highway District was reporting all roads as being passable.

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