Gregory Mcatee and Timothy Cope of Kuna where cited for placing lit debris on a highway. The two men face a fine up to $300 and 10 days in jail.

Firefighters were called to a cul-de-sac at the intersection of N. Blueblossom Drive and W. Nannyberry Place in Kuna just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Several people were standing around a bonfire in the middle of the road.

The fire was hot enough to melt the asphalt.
Ada County Highway District officials estimate the cost to repair the asphalt at around $1,000 and plan to seek reimbursement for fixing it. Cope told officers that he built a fire pit and it was common for people to have them on the pavement.