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[UPDATE] Robie Creek launch reopens after Mile Marker 14 Fire

Statesman Staff

The Mile Marker 14 Fire scorches 2,000 acres near Idaho 21 in Boise

Three structures have been destroyed and due to shifting winds, 10 structures are threatened Tuesday evening by the human-caused fire. The fire is burning on both sides of the Idaho 21 highway, which closed east and west of Lucky Peak Reservoir. A
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Three structures have been destroyed and due to shifting winds, 10 structures are threatened Tuesday evening by the human-caused fire. The fire is burning on both sides of the Idaho 21 highway, which closed east and west of Lucky Peak Reservoir. A

Idaho Bureau of Land Management officials announced via Twitter that the Mile Marker 14 Fire, which burned over 4,000 acres along Idaho 21 since it began on July 19, was 100 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon.

The fire burned 4,306 acres total and three small outbuildings, according to BLM spokesman Brandon Hampton. On Sunday, 109 personnel remained to mop up the fire, but Hampton said firefighters were being reassigned to other incidents in the next 24 hours.

This is what Hilltop Station looked like one day after the Mile Marker 14 Fire started east of Boise on July 19, 2016. The fire burned more than 4,300 acres.

“We’ll still have a presence up there for the next couple of days thanks to the triple-digit temperatures we have coming,” Hampton added.

Closure of the area to the public was lifted Friday night, though smoke was still visible from Idaho 21 as small patches of brush on the northern portion of the fire continued to smolder. The highway was closed for hours on Tuesday when the fire broke out around 1:30 p.m..

On Thursday, crews continued line construction from the Lucky Peak summit toward the High Bridge at Lucky Peak Reservoir. Engines continued to mop up and patrol the southern portion of the fire while bulldozers began rehabilitating the dozer line put in during the initial attack.

The Robie Creek launch was reopened as of Monday morning. The Mores Creek section of Lucky peak, including the campgrounds were also reopened, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers press release.

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