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Wednesday
Jul112012

Rollover Crash Sparks Wildfire

(BOISE, Idaho) - Despite no reports of injuries, a two-vehicle crash near the East Boise Port of Entry on Tuesday sparked a wildfire that took crews several hours to control.

The crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. on Interstate 84 near milepost 66. A report from Idaho State Police said a 2004 Subaru Forrester was headed west in the left lane, when its driver lost control of the vehicle due to a mechanical problem, and the vehicle veered into the right lane, clipping a 2006 Jeep, and leading to the Subaru running off the roadway. The report stated that the Subaru rolled over in a sage-covered field, and caught fire, with flames then spreading to over 3,000 acres of land.

Fire crews worked past 10 p.m. to get the fire contained.

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