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Pioneer Fire finally 100 percent contained, Forest Service reports

The Pioneer Fire burned more than 188,000 acres of the Boise National Forest, and is now fully contained, officials say.
The Pioneer Fire burned more than 188,000 acres of the Boise National Forest, and is now fully contained, officials say. ccripe@idahostatesman.com

The fire, which had burned more than 188,000 acres since mid-July, was declared fully contained on Thursday, according to InciWeb statistics updated by Boise National Forest officials.

Firefighters are collecting the last remaining equipment and signs, and less than a mile of dozer line repair work remains, the Forest Service reported, adding that the work should be complete by Saturday.

The cause of the massive fire near Lowman remains unknown, according to the InciWeb page.

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