UPDATE: State lawmaker released from hospital
State Representative Pete Nielsen was released from a Boise hospital on Tuesday following an incident near his home in the vicinity of Mountain Home Air Force Base on Monday.
According to information from his family, Nielsen was released from St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with minor injuries reported.
Nielsen was reportedly burning weeds near his residence off Easy Street southwest of town when he reportedly collapsed around 1:15 p.m. Monday. An initial call received by the county dispatch office indicated that he was lying on the ground and surrounded by flames but was pulled away from the fire by bystanders.
A air ambulance from Boise was called in to transport him to St. Alphonsus where he was initially listed in fair condition.