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Deer Fire

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Boise National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1249 S. Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709

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8-2-2021 Deer Fire contained and Lightning sparks 10 new starts

Deer Fire Wildfire
News – 8/2/2021

BOISE, Idaho August 2, 2021  Thunderstorms rolled across the Boise National Forest on Thursday, 7/28, and continued through the weekend igniting 10 new fires. Of these new starts, four have been called out and two are contained, all were reported at 0.1 acres.
The largest of these fires was the Deer Fire reported Thursday and located 12 miles NE of Boise. (The fire burned 856 acres and was contained on August 2, 2021.)

The Johnson Fire was reported today two and half miles south of Yellow Pine, Idaho. Currently estimated to be an acre, ground resources are using full suppression methods to contain the blaze.

Fire lookouts, air detection flights, and available fire resources are watching closely for any new fires as fuels dry lightning holdovers may flare up.
Fire managers remind visitors that despite the rain, fuels are still very dry, and the Forest remains in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.  Given the drought conditions, Forest officials ask the public to be extremely careful and Know Before You Go.