MENAN, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Bureau of Land Management reports the Deer Park Fire started at approximately 12:30 p.m. August 25 when a vehicle caught fire and spread to consume 17,588 acres.
BLM officials said the fire was caused by an individual off roading on the lava fields north of Deer Park and west of Menan Butte. While off roading the vehicle high centered and caught fire igniting the vegetation around it.
Multiple agencies assisted in firefighting efforts, which included structure protection and evacuations.
Cross country travel is restricted.
There have been multiple human caused fires this year in the Menan Butte area.