Wildfire Near Cascade Grows To 75 Acres

Sep 19, 2014

This story was updated at 12:05 p.m. Sept. 22.

A small wildfire burning southeast of Cascade has grown to 75 acres. The Bull Fire is burning in a remote area on the Boise National Forest.

Forest officials say 115 firefighters are now working on the blaze.

No structures are threatened by the fire, but the forest has closed a handful of trails in the area.

It’s not clear what started the fire, its cause is under investigation.

This story was originally posted at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 19.

The cause of the Bull Fire is under investigation.
Credit Photo Courtesy Boise National Forest

A 40-acre wildfire started on the Boise National Forest Thursday southeast of Cascade, Idaho.

Forest spokesman David Olson says the Bull Fire is burning mostly in timber in a remote area away from structures.

In a press release, Olson writes 20 firefighters are working on the fire and more crews have been ordered.

The Bull Fire is burning between the Bull Creek drainage and Middle Fork Payette River. Olson says it's not clear what caused the fire and it is under investigation.

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