UPDATE: Campfire Blamed for Blaze off Bogus Basin Road


UPDATE 12:30 P.M.

BLM fire officials are blaming this morning's Dry Creek fire, which burned 7 acres of the Boise Foothills off of Bogus Basin Road, on an abandoned campfire. 200-300 abandoned campfires are reported annually on the Boise National Forest.

UPDATE 10;50 A.M.

BLM officials sent out a message on Twitter that fire crews had reportedly stopped the Dry Creek Fire from growing beyond 7 acres, but firefighters, including air support, continue to work the fireline.


Firefighters are battling a fire off of Bogus Basin Road. The blaze was spotted around 6:30 a.m. near mile marker 12 on Bogus Basin Road. Heavy timber and brush are adding significant fuels to the fire. So far the blaze is burning in the southeast slopes.

Meanwhile, nearly 137,000 acres have burned since Sunday following a series of lightning-caused fires throughout the region. The Boise District of the Bureau of Land Management has responded to 14 wildfires this week. The biggest fire, named Big Hill, has burned 67,000 acres south of Bruneau. The Blair fire, north of Glenn's Ferry, burned 38,000 acres. Last evening, two fires broke out in Weiser and Horseshoe Bend. The Sabegrush Fire, East of Weiser scorched 600 acres and the Highway 55 fire burned 60 acres.