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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BLM Assisting Ada County with a wildfire on Highway 55 near Avimor

At 1630 hours Ada County requested that the BLM respond to a fire reported on Highway 55 near mile marker 52, to assist in fire suppression. The BLM is working diligently in conjunction with the Eagle Fire Department and Boise Fire Department to suppress the blaze which is currently burning towards the community of Avimor. Currently the BLM has 3 engines, 3 helicopters, 4 S.E.A.T. s, 2 heavy air tankers, 4 dozers, 1 water tender, and 3 overhead on scene. Additional units have been requested and are currently in route to the fire. The fire is currently 250+ acres and growing.
The fire is human caused; however, the specific cause is still under investigation.