close
close
Arrest for aggravated arson in connection with the Polecat fire in Idaho
Arrest for aggravated arson in connection with the Polecat fire in Idaho

There’s no denying that it’s HOT in the Treasure Valley right now. Although we’re surrounded by lakes, rivers, and green forests, it’s important to remember that as temperatures rise, we’re technically living in a desert. We’re experiencing “dry heat” here in Idaho, and we need to be careful not to contribute to fires that harm our wildlife and property.

Last week, a fire broke out quite close to the city, which authorities dubbed the “Polecat Fire.”

Thirty-six acres of land burned and the safety of homes and property here in the Treasure Valley area was threatened.

Authorities quickly realized that the cause of the fire needed to be investigated – and they were right. An arrest has already been made today.

Boise Police released the following statement this afternoon, Monday, June 24:

Boise Fire, Boise Police and the Bureau of Land Management responded to the Polecat Fire, a grass fire that burned 36 acres and threatened homes at the end of N. Collister Dr., at the Polecat Gulch Trailhead. Thanks to the quick and coordinated response of first responders, the fire was stopped before any injuries or destruction to nearby homes occurred. After an investigation, the fire was determined to be arson and video from the area led police to identify a suspect. After further investigation, Bryan Grensing was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the listed charges. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

Officials have since announced that the walking trails in the Polecat Reserve are now open again – but are warning the public to avoid the burned areas. Stay on the walking trails!

Be extra careful this summer when using anything outdoors that could start a fire. It’s not worth the risk.

Idaho Department of Corrections searches for 8 most wanted suspects

Look closely at these photos. Do you recognize anyone? The authorities need your help!

Gallery Credit: Credit: Mateo, 103.5 KISS FM

These 20 crimes are still unsolved in Boise

Can you identify anyone in these photos or surveillance videos? Boise Police are hoping you can give them a tip that will lead to more information! Who knew there were so many unsolved crimes in the city of Boise!

Gallery Credit: Credit: Mateo, 103.5 KISS FM

By Everly