UPDATE: 115 Firefighters On Front Lines of Bull Fire

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The Bull Fire is burning near the Bull Creek Drainage and the Middle Fork of the Payette River. - BOISE NATIONAL FOREST
  • Boise National Forest
  • The Bull Fire is burning near the Bull Creek Drainage and the Middle Fork of the Payette River.

UPDATE: September 21, 2014 12 p.m.

As of Sunday, Sept. 21, there were 115 firefighters on the scene of the Bull Fire, 14 miles southeast of Cascade. 

Officials said they expected to concentrate on the southern flank of the blaze which has scored 75 acres.

A heli-base and two heli-spots have been established to support aerial attacks. Four helicopters have been shuttling supplies to frontline firefighters.


UPDATE: September 20, 2014 3:30 p.m.

By the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 20, the Bull Fire, 14 miles southeast of Cascade had grown to 75 acres.

Officials said 70 firefighters were involved in the suppression effort and another 20 more were expected to join the fight by Saturday night.

Firefighters said the blaze was "burning at a moderate intensity in timber in a remote area of [Boise] forest. There are no structural threats, but the public is asked to avoid the area."


ORIGINAL POST: September 20, 2014 8 a.m.

Approximately 40 firefighters are spending their weekend on the front line of the Bull Fire, which has now scorched more than 50 acres southeast of Cascade. The blaze slowly grew Friday by nearly 10 acres. Four helicopters and two air tankers are supporting the effort. An additional Hotshot crew was expected to arrive on the scene Saturday.

There are no structural threats as yet, but the public is asked to avoid the area. The Boise National Forest has issued a closure order for the 33, 77, 100, 102, 104 and 107 trails.

The wildfire is burning timber in an area framed by the Bull Creek drainage and the Middle Fork of the Payette River.

Meanwhile, a new wildfire continues to rage in a forest area west of Portland, Ore., and has now spread across more than 300 acres. More than 30 homes have been evacuated and at least 70 firefighters are on the scene.

The fire is burning in replanted forest land and is under investigation.

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