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Wildhorse Fire burning near Hill City and on both sides of Highway 20

The Wildhorse Fire is burning on both sides of Highway 20 between High Prairie Road and Hill City.
Credit: USFS-Boise National Forest

BOISE, Idaho —

On Wednesday, the Boise National Forest issued an update on the Wildhorse Fire which is burning on both sides of Highway 20 between High Prairie Road and Hill City.  

The fire is currently estimated to be 8,883 acres, having only grown 30 acres since yesterday, with 30% containment.  

There are currently no road closures, however officials said that drivers should be aware of fire activity and look out for fire resources moving around in the area.  

Boise National Forest said that fire growth has been minimal, with most of the fire activity happening in unburned pockets far from the containment lines. 

The majority of growth had been on the eastern side of the fire, threatening structures near Hill City, but no evacuations have been placed and firefighters are confident the fire will not spread any further. 

Today, firefighters will focus on improving containment lines, mopping up, and preparing for high winds that are forecasted for later today. According to Boise National Forest, if the fire remains within the containment lines after the wind event, fire managers will likely make fire resources available to assist with other fire incidents.

Boise National Forest said that fire restrictions are not currently in place; however, fire danger is currently extreme across the region.

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