Wildfire near Anderson Ranch Reservoir held in check

Wildfire near Anderson Ranch Reservoir held in check

Credit: Boise BLM

Wildfire near Anderson Ranch Reservoir held in check

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 7:24 PM

MOUNTAIN HOME -- Boise BLM says they're still working to contain the 40-acre Lime Creek Fire, which is burning a mile southeast of Anderson Ranch Reservoir. The fire did not grow significantly today. A helicopter making water drops has been effective in keep the movement of the fire in check.

Firefighters say the fire started just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, and that they tried to attack the fire with smokejumpers on Tuesday, but the fire grew too quickly.

The fire is burning through grass and timber, and officials say the lack of containment is due to the location and inaccessibility of the flames. Officials say a 20-person fire crew was flown in by helicopter on Wednesday morning to fight the fire, since there aren't roads available to get their.

The BLM says no structures are threatened, no people are injured, and they do not have an estimated containment time.

Officials say recreationists in the Anderson Ranch area should not be affected by the fire other than seeing, or smelling smoke from it.

Two smaller fires burning in the area are staffed and no containment issues have been reported.

The Bender Fire, near Lucky Peak Reservoir has been declared out. 

More lightning is in the forecast through the 4th of July.  Air patrols and fire lookouts are being used to detect any new fire starts.

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