BOISE, Idaho – The Lucky Peak Fire, located about 15 miles northeast of Boise, is burning west of the Lucky Peak Reservoir and is estimated to be about 25 acres in size. Estimated containment is at 4 p.m. today
The fire was reported about 9 a.m. today. The cause is under investigation. Responding units include two 20-person crews and two engines from the Forest Service, one dozer and a fire investigator from the Bureau of Land Management and two engines from Idaho Department of Lands.
Two helicopters and single-engine airtankers (SEATs) were also deployed. The SEATs dropped six loads of retardant on the wildfire. The combination of all forces coming together was instrumental in quickly knocking down the fire.
Firefighting activity will be evident today on Highway 21 between High Bridge and Upper Lucky Peak Reservoir. Recreationists are urged to use caution in this area; however there is no expected impact from the fire for highway traffic or nearby Spring Shores Marina.
People recreating for the July 4th holiday are reminded that fireworks possession and use are prohibited on public lands.
This fire activity so early in the long holiday weekend is a reminder that fire season is here. The current dry conditions of the forest and other public lands are expected to continue and increase in intensity.
Further information is available by contacting BLM Public Information Officer Brandon Hampton or Boise National Forest Public Affairs Officer David Olson at the numbers above.