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HORSESHOE BEND -- Crews are fighting a brush fire on the west side of Horseshoe Bend near the Boise County transfer station.

Boise Bureau of Land Management says that the Dump Fire has burned around 600 acres on the south side of the Payette River. The fire keeps growing in size; however, it is now burning at a slower pace then it did earlier in the day. The fire is around 30 percent contained.

Officials say about seven homes west of Boise Street and Old Emmett Highway located near the area known as the the dump area were evacuated as a precautionary measure, however those evacuation have since been lifted.

BLM says that there have been no reports of any structures involved.

Several resources are fighting the fire include five BLM engines, two State engines, one water tender, two hand crews en route, one dozer, one air attack, and two helicopters.

Horseshoe Bend and Garden Valley Rural Fire Departments are continuing to provide structure protection, along with additional fire support by providing three engines and two water tenders.

Brandon Hampton with Boise BLM says this is a good reminder that we are well into fire season, even with the rain that came in at the start of the week.

This is a pretty big warning to the general public that we are in fire season. You know the rain we had first of the week, I think allowed some people to get complacent and think it's not gonna happen, well we're forecasted for 90 degree temperatures. It's gonna happen, said Hampton.

BLM says if current conditions continue the Dump Fire should be contained around 8:00 Saturday morning, and is estimated to be controlled around 6:00 Saturday evening.

Officials say the fire appears to be human caused and is currently under investigation.


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