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Fire season has started with multiple human-caused fires in southwest Idaho

Gray smoke rises above a grassy plain. You can still see the blue sky behind the smoke.
Bureau of Land Management Idaho Fire
The Black Fire burning 10 miles away from Boise near Blacks Creek Road.

Fire managers are reminding people to do their part in preventing human-caused fires after the Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation resources responded to three wildfires Wednesday.

All three fires are believed to be human-caused and are contained, with control estimated sometime on Thursday.

The Ham Fire, located about 16 miles southeast of Hammett, is estimated at 125 acres. The fire is burning in grass and brush and was contained just before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Black Fire is located about eight miles south of Boise near Blacks Creek Road. It was mapped at 563 acres and is burning in grass and brush.

The Freeze Fire is located near Little Freezeout south of Emmett. This fire was estimated at 25+ acres and is burning in grass and brush. The estimated control is set for 12 p.m. on Thursday.

Dark smoke rises above a line of trees with mountains visible on the right side of the picture.
From air quality concerns to evacuations, wildfires impact pretty much everyone. We've rounded up some resources to make sure you're prepared as we head into Idaho's wildfire season.

While fire season is off to a slow start in southwest Idaho because of frequent moisture, BLM says the multiple fires demonstrate the potential for an active summer.

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