BOISE -- Thirteen new fires have been reported across the Boise National Forest as a result of lighting Thursday.

Forest spokesman Dave Olson tells KTVB the fires are all less than one acre in size, and are scattered around the forest, with a higher concentration of fires east of Garden Valley and east of Deadwood Reservoir.

There are no structure threats at this time.

The majority of the fires are being staffed by a combination of smokejumpers, helitack firefighters, hand crews, and engines, Olson said.

Due to the dry conditions and abundant lightning, additional fire starts are expected. A Red Flag Warning is currently in effect for the Boise National Forest, as well as much of southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon.

Fire restrictions are in effect, which prohibits campfires except in a designated campground.

Read or Share this story: