Old Freezeout Fire near Emmett destroys home and outbuilding

The BLM tells KBOI 2News one structure has burned down since the fire started around 2 p.m. Wednesday. (photos courtesy of BLM and Symone Calderon)

A fire near Emmett has destroyed a home and an outbuilding and scorched 20 acres on Old Freezeout Road.

The BLM tells KBOI 2News the house was being used for storage and the outbuilding was a large shed. The fire started around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The fire has blocked Old Freezeout Rd. but is around 20 percent contained. The fire is expected to be fully contained by 8:00 p.m. The cause of the fire is human caused, but the specific cause is still under investigation.

The BLM has four engines, 2 dozers, a water denter, a helicopter and two SEAT planes fighting the fire.

KBOI 2News has a crew on the way and will update with the latest details as they become available.

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