Fires

UPDATE: Fires south of Marsing, caused by recreational shooting, were controlled Sunday

The Maprock Fire off of Maprock Road reached nearly 59 acres by midday Sunday. The Scout Fire to the southwest, near the Boy Scout camp area, measured 33 acres.

Both fires were brought under full control by 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The fires were called in at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Crews initially had trouble reaching the Maprock Fire, which burned on the north side of the river in steep, rocky terrain, according to the BLM.

BLM and local fire district resources partnered on both fires. No structures were threatened by either fire.

Both fires appeared to be caused by recreational shooting. The BLM warned recreational shooters to be extra cautious during hot and dry weather, since fires start much more easily in this weather.

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