Fire Burning North of Eagle


Turner Fire
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UPDATE: 2:50 p.m

While the fire has grown to 250 acres, fire officials say active flames have been knocked down and they expect full containment soon.

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m.

Officials report the Willow Creek Fire, north of Eagle, has grown to roughly 150 acres.


A new wildfire is burning on approximately 30 acres six miles north of Eagle.

Officials reported the Willow Creek Fire—near Willow Creek and Knob Hill roads—on July 3, and, while two other fires were sparked by lightening in Owyhee County and near Mountain Home, the cause of the Willow Creek blaze is still under investigation.

Bureau of Land Management crews are working with the Eagle Fire Department to get a handle on the fire. Crews have responded with two fire engines, two bulldozers, a helicopter and a heavy air tanker, with another single-engine air taker on the way.

The fire is burning to the east, and while a structure protection order has been issued, no structures are threatened at this time.

The Turner Fire, which has been burning near Lucky Peak Reservoir since July 1, has been held to 595 acres and fire managers say crews are scheduled to be moved off the site later tonight.

Watch for more updates as they become available.