07-05-10 Firefighters, Police report quiet July 4th
5, 2010 - The Boise Fire Battalion Chief working over the weekend
of July 3rd & 4th says this has been the quietest July 4th
holiday weekend in memory.
Boise Fire responded to
approx 5 calls of grass fires. Just two of the grass fires were
still burning when firefighters arrived, and both of those - one on
the canal bank behind Borah High and one in a field near McGlochlin
& Cole - were very small and put out quickly by the first
Firefighters say the wet/cool
spring still has grasses somewhat green which kept fires from
spreading quikcly. Also, the large displays put on at several
public locations around the valley gave families a safe, enjoyable
way to celebrate the 4th!
Police: BPD commanders also report few calls of complaints
about fireworks. Officers say they did give some warnings. At this
time records are not available as to how many - if any citations
for illegal fireworks were issued.