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BOISE -- Fire personnel discovered 14 new fires in the Boise National Forest onSunday. All are blamed on lightning strikes, according to forest spokesman, Dave Olson.

Crews are staffing 13 of the fires within the Boise National Forest, which are being fought from both the ground and air.

There is some good news -- Olson says the fires are all staying small, with most of them less than an acre in size.

Olson says crews were prepared for possible new fire starts due to more lightning on Sunday. Initial attack resources were staged and ready for the forecasted lightning and fire personnel were moved when possible from contained fires to new fires.

Aircraft operations were temporarily grounded on Saturday afternon due to very high and gusty winds north of Cascade as a result of thunder cells, Olson said.

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