Deer Fire (Wildfire)

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Fire crews responded to a wildfire reported at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday.  The Deer Fire is located 3 miles north of Arrowrock Dam within the Mountain Home Ranger District of the Boise National Forest. The lightning caused Fire burned around private property and grew to approximately 1000 acres. Starting in grass and sagebrush the fire burned quickly up the steep and rugged terrain into a string of timber and is moving east in the direction of the Cottonwood Guard Station. Firefighters made good progress on Thursday (7-29) with establishing a fire line around the perimeter.  Public and firefighter safety concerns are the top priority. Motorists should use caution driving along the Arrowrock road (#268) corridor and expect to encounter fire traffic and delays as crews work to suppress the fire. There are currently no closures in effect. Friday, a strong upper level high pressure will continue with hot temperatures. Monsoon moisture will bring a chance of thunderstorms to…

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