Car Fire Sparks Wildfire Near Jump Creek 

click to enlarge A vehicle sparked the Poison Wildfire. - BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • A vehicle sparked the Poison Wildfire.
Firefighters say a car fire—the third in one week—sparked a wildfire that has scorched more than 330 acres, eight miles south of Marsing. The Poison Fire was first reported at noon on Saturday and quickly spread toward the Jump Creek Recreation Site, which was evacuated for a short time.

Investigators say the person driving the vehicle was badly burned and air-lifted to a local hospital. More information was not immediately available. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials said it was the third fire started by a vehicle this week, and urged motorists to pre-check vehicles before recreating.

The Bureau of Land Management sent five engines, two bulldozers, two water tenders and overhead support to help battle the blaze, while the U.S. Forest Service sent in two handcrews, including the Boise hotshots. Aircraft on the scene included four single-engine air tankers, one large air tanker, two helicopters, one lead plane and an additional plane to help manage the other aircraft.

Full containment of the blaze is expected by 8 p.m. Sunday.

click to enlarge The Poison Wildfire burned at least 330 acres. - BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • The Poison Wildfire burned at least 330 acres.

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