At 11:37 am today Boise Fire responded to a grass fire south of W. Hollilynn Drive. The fire started as a small burn that grew out of control. The fire spread to about 30 acres before firefighters were able to contain it around 12:45 pm. Boise Fire had four brush rigs, two engines, and two chief officers on scene. BLM responded with two brush rigs and one BLM supervisor. The Idaho National Guard also responded with a water tender. The cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental.
“Despite the recent rainfall, we want to remind everyone that conditions in southern Idaho are still very dry and not safe for open burning,” said Boise Fire Division Chief Paul Roberts. “As we saw today, the sunshine and wind can quickly lead to dangerous fire conditions.”
One civilian was treated for a minor injury and there were no structures threatened. Firefighters are expected to be on scene for a few more hours mopping up.