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Friday, July 22, 2016

Fire crews continue to make good progress on the Mile Marker 14 Fire near Boise.

Boise, ID –Despite triple digit heat, gusty winds and single digit humidity, firefighters made excellent progress on fire line construction over the past 24 hours. Yesterday, hotshot crews finalized line construction from Lucky Peak summit, towards the high bridge at Lucky Peak Reservoir. Engines continued to mop up and patrol the southern portion of the fire while bulldozers began rehabilitating the dozer line put in during initial attack. The fire has reached 100% containment and crews will continue mop up and fire line patrol over the next 24 hours. Crews are currently being released and reassigned to neighboring incidents.
Despite the hard work from the firefighters, internal smoke may still be visible from Highway 21 during the daylight hours as small islands of grass, sage and timber on the northern portion of the fire continue to smolder. Crews will continue to mop up and monitor these areas of heat. 

Highway 21 continues to be open in both directions. The public is encouraged to slow down and use caution as they travel through the burned area as fire crews will continue to work along the roadway from mile marker 13 north to the high bridge on Highway 21. In addition, the public is reminded to drive safely as they may encounter a variety of firefighting equipment traveling the Highway 21 corridor as they transition to other incidents.