Wednesday, October 3

GRASS FIRE

by KTVB KTVB.COM Posted on October 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM Updated today at 3:46 PM BOISE -- Numerous fire departments are responding to a grass fire burning in the Eagle foothills this afternoon. Gem County dispatch tells us the fire was reported by an Idaho Power worker at 2:27 p.m. No word yet on the cause. Fire crews from Gem County, Star and the Bureau of Land Management are assisting. The fire is estimated to have burned between 75 and 100 acres, and is north of where Eagle Road turns into Willow Creek Road, near where the road intersects with Chapparal Road. There are several structure protection units on scene. No structures have been damaged at this time. A fire chief on scene told dispatchers that crews have been successful in building a line around the fire. No word on when the fire will be contained. NewsChannel 7 has a photographer at the scene and we are working to gather more information. Check back for an update.

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