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Firefighter injured by snag in fire near Deadwood

Wildfire at Harris Ranch in Boise

A 1,000-acre wildfire whipped by the winds burned from Tablerock to Harris Ranch June 30 2016 in Boise.
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A 1,000-acre wildfire whipped by the winds burned from Tablerock to Harris Ranch June 30 2016 in Boise.

A firefighter was injured by a falling snag on a fire in the Boise National Forest Sunday.

The firefighter was life-flighted to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise though he received minor injuries and is pending release. More than 150 firefighters are battling a blaze eight miles east of Deadwood Reservoir Monday.

Fire crews responded to the Buck Fire at 11:30 am on Sunday, and the fire was already 7.5 acres. It has grown to about 780 acres.

No lives or property are threatened, Forest Service officials said. The smoke has not impacted area roads because of the fire's remote location.

The Forest Service issued an area and road closure at the junctions of County Road 579 and National Forest roads 582, 591, 510 and 563.

The 150 firefighters includes 5 crews and 6 engines. Several helicopters are dropping retardant and evaluating the fire's perimeter. More resources have been ordered, the Forest Service said.

Rocky Barker: 208-377-6484, @RockyBarker

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