BOISE -- Highway 95 south of Midvale is back open, after a grass fire broke out Wednesday afternoon near the Midvale rest stop. That's about one mile away from where the Roadside Fire burned a couple weeks ago.
The highway was down to one lane for a couple hours on Wednesday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the Payette National Forest tells us the Greenfield Fire started around 2:30 p.m. on private property. It is burning about four miles southwest of Midvale. The fire has grown to 180 acres and was 60 percent contained as of Thursday morning.
Firefighters from Weiser City and Rural Fire Departments, Midvale Rural Fire Department, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management responded to the fire. Four engines, a 20-person hand crew, two dozers, and one water tender continue to work on the fire lines. The fire is estimated to be fully contained at 8 p.m. Thursday.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Another wildfire in the Payette National Forest is now fully contained..
The Hillman Fire broke out in the Boulder Creek Drainage, west of the Little Salmon River. That's about 15 miles north of New Meadows and four miles south of Pinehurst.
Two 20-person hand crews, four engines, six helitack and six smokejumpers remain on scene to mop up the fire, which burned around 30 acres.