Several fire departments worked together Tuesday to battle a fire in Parma that burned about 1,000 wooden crates and a shed, creating smoke through much of Canyon County.
The fire, which burned near the JC Watson Packing Co. on 201 E. Main Street, was called in at 4:48 a.m., Canyon County dispatch reported. The blaze was under control by 8 a.m., said Kathryn Zaiss of the Parma Rural Fire and Ambulance District.
A stack of pallets caught fire to start the blaze, she said. A nearby house suffered fire damage, but didn’t succumb to the blaze, she said.
Police say the cause is undetermined but is "of a suspicious nature," KBOI-TV, Channel 2, reports.
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Vandalism also was reported in the area, but it was unclear Tuesday evening if the incidents were related to the fire. Two juveniles were sought in connection with vandalizing trucks at nearby Parma Furniture.
The fire departments that responded were: Parma, Wilder, Middleton, Caldwell, Sand Hollow, Star and Nampa, according to dispatch.