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290 acre brush fire burning west of Kuna 80 percent contained

Kuna Fire and BLM are responding, and dispatch tells KBOI 2News that resources are still working to get on scene. The call for the fire came in at 2:56 p.m. Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Kuna Rural Fire District)

A brush fire is burning on Black Cat and King Roads, just west of Kuna.

The BLM says the Murphy Lane fire is 290 acres and is burning grass and brush near Kuna Butte.

Kuna Fire and BLM are responding, and dispatch tells KBOI 2News that resources are still working to get on scene. The call for the fire came in at 2:56 p.m. Thursday.

The fire has also spread to Kuna Cave Road, and people are urged to avoid the area.

No immediate structures were in danger, but residents in the surrounding area were warned of potential evacuations. No injuries have been reported.

The heat and wind played a heavy role in the rapid spread of the fire, as agencies fought with seat planes and helicopters from the air and crews on the ground.

The fire is now 80% contained, and full containment is expected by 11:00 Thursday night.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.




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