266-acre wildfire likely sparked by cigarette

July 11, 2013 

A fire investigator works near the road. Investigators determined the cause of the 266-acre Fraiser Fire was likely a discarded cigarette.


Investigators said the Fraiser Fire started next to Idaho Highway 17 between Garden Valley and milepost 4.9. A discarded cigarette likely started the blaze.

The fire was reported at 2:21 p.m. Sunday. One hundred thirty firefighters and equipment from several agencies battled the blaze, which burned within half a mile of 40 homes in a nearby subdivision.

The fire was declared fully contained at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials are urging anyone with information about the fire or the person responsible to contact investigators.

Investigators can be reached at 208-373-4195.

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