Brush Fire Near Lucky Peak; Roads Blocked
The BLM Idaho Fire Twitter account reports crews are responding to a fire near Hilltop Station.
Update 7/20/16 2:38 p.m.: Channel 2 reports the fire is now 1 mile from Robie Creek. Recreation area is closed.
Update 7/20/16 11:40 a.m.: KTVB reports the fire has grown to 4,446 acres. It's 0% contained Rocky Canyon and all trails east of Rocky Canyon are closed. HW21 is open.
Update 6:05 p.m.: Officials say that three structures have been burned: a barn, tack room for horses and a chicken coop. The home on the property was protected by a fire line the owner dug. Channel 2 reports the fire has grown to 2,000 acres and was human caused.
Update 3:58 p.m.: View from Tin Roof Tacos on Broadway near Dona Larson Park
Update 3:28 p.m.: Fire continues to grow, now at 1,000 acres. Fire is moving west.
Update 2:40 p.m.: KTVB now reporting the fire has grown to 100 acres.
Update 2:32 p.m.: BLM confirms 2 unknown structures have been lost via Twitter. HW 21 is closed in both directions. The fire has been named MM14.
We got a call from our friend Shame shortly before KTVB first reported the fire at 1:54 p.m. At that time it was two acres in size. Since then, it's grown to 20 acres and is threatening structures.
HW 21 is closed between Lucky Peak Dam Road and Highland Valley Road. Ada Country Sherriff's Office crews have been dispatched to help control traffic in those areas.
The fire can be seen on the Idaho Department of Transportation traffic cams which KTVB has thrown onto their live feed.