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Boise police investigate human-caused 30-acre Foothills fire

Fire contained in Boise Foothills

A 30-acre grass fire Tuesday, Aug. 2 near Mountain Cove Road in Military Reserve near the Boise Police Department shooting range didn’t threaten any structures. There were no injuries.
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A 30-acre grass fire Tuesday, Aug. 2 near Mountain Cove Road in Military Reserve near the Boise Police Department shooting range didn’t threaten any structures. There were no injuries.

A 30-acre grass fire in the Boise Foothills early Tuesday was human-caused, and Boise police are investigating.

Investigators found evidence of people camping at the spot where the fire began, at the intersection of Central Ridge Spur and Ridge Crest Trail, Boise Fire Department spokeswoman Tammy Barry said. It was reported just after 4:30 a.m.

The blaze, off Mountain Cove Road in Military Reserve near the Boise Police Department shooting range, didn’t threaten any structures, and was contained by about 6 a.m., according to Boise Fire Department spokesperson Tammy Barry.At least four brush rigs, one engine, a truck, water tenders and bulldozer crews responded.

A second grass fire in the Hidden Springs area later Tuesday morning was ruled accidental, Barry said. Boise and Eagle firefighters responded to the fire that officials initially believed might threaten homes near Schicks Ridge.

Crews got to the scene and contained the fire before it had a chance to harm any buildings, Barry said. The fire burned two acres off North Schicks Ridge Road at North Upper Ridge Place, Barry said.

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