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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lyle Springs Fire Update


For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Lyle Springs Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#lylespringsfire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 09/18/2018 at approximation 3:00 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 1 mile south of Harriman State Park on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size: 50 acres 
Percent Contained: No estimated containment at this time
Fire Behavior: Active and running
Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and timber
Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines, 1 type e helicopter, 1 dozer and 1 handcrews
Evacuations: No evacuations at this time
Closures: No closures at this time
Summery: The IC has scheduled 4 airplanes scoopers, type 1 helicopter and an aditional handcrew for the morning,

Indian Butte Fire Update

For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Indian Butte Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#IndianButteFire & #BLMIFDFire)


Start Date: 09/12/2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: Started 8 miles northwest of Dubois, ID in Clark County. Burning on private, BLM, IDL and USFS.

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: 13,072 acres

Percent Contained: 93%, containment estimated for 9/19/18
  
Fire Behavior: Creeping and smoldering.

Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass, brush and timber.

Fire Crews/Resources: 12 engines, 4 handcrews, 4 dozers, 1 helicopters and 3 water tenders (170 personnel).

Evacuations:  No evacuations.

Closures:  Pleasant Valley Road and Dry Creek Road are closed. The Caribou-Targhee NF has enacted an Emergency Closure Order. The closure order can be viewed at http://www.idahofireinfo.com/2018/09/indian-butte-fire6forest-closure-order.html.

Summary: Firefighters will continue working to secure the perimeter and hope to achieve full containment by Wednesday night, Sept. 19. Crews continue to establish greater containment line depth on perimeter and mop up. 

Lyle Springs Fire


For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2018 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Lyle Springs Fire
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#lylespringsfire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 09/18/2018 3:00 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 1 mile south of Harriman State Park on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size:  10 acres 
Percent Contained: No estimated containment at this time
Fire Behavior: Active and running
Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and timber
Fire Crews/Resources: 2 engines, 1 helicopter and 1 hand crew
Evacuations: No evacuations at this time
Closures: No closures at this time

Prescribed Fire Postponed on Caribou-Targhee NF in the Palisades Ranger District


For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2018 11:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Prescribed Fire Postponed on Caribou-Targhee NF in the Palisades Ranger District

SWAN VALLEY, ID -- The Fall Creek prescribed fire has been postponed due to a long trend of dry and breezy weather conditions and ongoing support with local resources to large wildfire incidents in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Working closely with the National Weather Service, fire managers will be assessing daily favorable weather for implementation which may occur during the last week of September or first week of October. The objective of this project is to improve wildlife habitat by promoting Aspen regeneration. Supporting partners on this project included the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Once implementation begins the following trails will be closed. FS Trail 260 (Bear Creek/Sheep) from the trailhead at FS Road 017 (Commissary Road) to the intersection with FS Trail 262 (Bear Creek/Sheep) and FS Trail 262 (4th of July Ridge from the intersection of FS Trail 306 to the intersection with FS Trail 260). We encourage recreational users to stay informed and use caution if recreating in the vicinity of the prescribed burn. Please contact the Palisades Rangers District at 208-523-1412 with any questions.
-FS-

Monday, September 17, 2018

Indian Butte Fire Update 7/17/18




For Immediate Release: Sept. 17, 2018 6 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, kgriffee@blm.gov, (208) 521-8709

Indian Butte Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info
(#IndianButteFire & #BLMIFDFire)


Start Date: 09/12/2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: Started 8 miles northwest of Dubois, ID in Clark County. Burning on private, BLM, IDL and USFS.

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: estimated 13,072 acres

Percent Contained: 68%, containment estimated for 9/19/18
  
Fire Behavior: Creeping and smoldering.

Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass, brush and timber.

Fire Crews/Resources: 14 engines, 4 handcrews, 4 dozers, 3 helicopters and 3 water tenders (188 personnel).

Evacuations:  No evacuations.

Closures:  Pleasant Valley Road and Dry Creek Road are closed. The Caribou-Targhee NF has enacted an Emergency Closure Order. The closure order can be viewed at http://www.idahofireinfo.com/2018/09/indian-butte-fire6forest-closure-order.html.

Summary: Firefighters completed line around the Indian Butte Fire’s perimeter yesterday evening, Sept. 16. The containment lines withstood 20 mph winds this afternoon, holding at 13,072 acres. This allowed firefighters to secure more of the fire perimeter and acheive 68% containment. Firefighters will continue working to secure the perimeter and hope to achieve full containment by Wednesday night, Sept. 19.



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Indian Butte Fire Update


For Immediate Release: Sept. 16, 2018 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Indian Butte Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#IndianButteFire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 09/12/2018 6:32 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: Started on private land, burning onto BLM and just south of forest service lands, 9 miles northwest of Dubois in Clark County.
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size:  13072 acres 
Percent Contained: 51% containment at this time Estimated containment date 9/19
Fire Behavior: Active, Wind Driven Runs and Spotting
Structures Threatened: 1 minor structure
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass, brush and timber. 
Fire Crews/Resources: 198 personnel, 4 dozers, 3 helicopters, 3 water tenders, 4 hand crews and 14 engines. Additional cooperating and assisting organizations are local county cooperators, RFPA, Clark County Sherriff and USFS Law Enforcement.
Evacuations: Evacuations of hunting camps are complete. No current evacuations at this time.
Closures: Pleasant Valley Rd. and Dry Creek Rd. are closed to all traffic. Road may open for local ranchers to move cattle. 
Summary: High winds and low humidity have been huge factors in the movement of this fire. Strong gusty winds are expected tomorrow. The fire will continue to spread to the north, transitioning into timber fuels. 
The plan is to continue line construction on the east and west flanks, with the main concern of the fire moving to the east to impact the town of Spencer, ID as well as ranches along the I-15 corridor. 
Moderate potential for fire spread to the north into timber fuels. Crews will continue line construction on the east and west flanks. Continue to create depth on the containment line of the Northern flank.

Swan Valley Helitack working Div Z. Picture is after folks had to get to safety zone during intense wind event of guts 50+ mph. Photo by Shay Dahl

Indian Butte Fire Forest Closure Order for Dubois Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee NF


For Immediate Release: Sept. 16, 2018 1:10 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Indian Butte Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#IndianButteFire & #BLMIFDFire)


DUBOIS, ID -- An emergency closure order has been put into effect due to the Indian Butte Fire. The area to the west of I15, south of Stoddard Creek and Pleasant Valley Rd. and east of Indian Creek. This area is located within the proclaimed and administrative boundaries of the Dubois Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest located in Clark County, Idaho. The purpose of this order is to protect public and firefighter safety. There is currently a fire in the area and active firefighter operations are occurring. This order will be in effect  until Sept. 30, 2018 or when rescinded.





Saturday, September 15, 2018

Indian Butte Fire Update 15 Sept 7:45 p.m.


For Immediate Release: Sept. 15, 2018 7:45 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Indian Butte Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#IndianButteFire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 09/12/2018 6:32 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: Started on private land, burning onto BLM and just south of forest service lands, 9 miles northwest of Dubois in Clark County.
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size:  12209 acres 
Percent Contained: 50% containment at this time
Fire Behavior: At approximately 1830 a strong frontal passage moved through fire area with winds up to 50 mph. Around 1900 two spots outside current containment lines were discovered on the northwest corner of the fire. Crews are working to contain spots.
Structures Threatened:  1 minor structure
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass, brush and timber. 
Fire Crews/Resources: 195 personnel, 5 dozers, 3 helicopters, 3 water tenders, 4 hand crews and 11 engines. Additional cooperating and assisting organizations are local county cooperators, RFPA, Clark County Sherriff and USFS Law Enforcement.
Evacuations: Evacuations of hunting camps are complete. No current evacuations at this time.
Closures: Pleasant Valley Rd. and Dry Creek Rd. are closed to all traffic. Road may open for local ranchers to move cattle. 
Summary: High winds and low humidity have been huge factors in the movement of this fire. Red Flag Warning has bee issued for Sunday, expecting low humidity and gusty winds. The wind is predicted to continue through the weekend. The fire will continue to spread to the north, transitioning into timber fuels. 
The plan is to continue line construction on the east and west flanks, with the main concern of the fire moving to the east to impact the town of Spencer, ID as well as ranches along the I-15 corridor. Prepare line to burn approximately 2 miles of line on the Northern flank.


Michaud Creek Fire Update 15 Sept 6:00 p.m.


For Immediate Release: Sept. 15, 2018 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Michaud Creek Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#michaudcreekfire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 09/15/2018 12:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: Located 2 miles south of Pocatello Airport on BIA land
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size:  254 acres 
Percent Contained: 40% contain, estimated contain time 9/16 10 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Smoldering with occasional torching 
Structures Threatened: Two secondary trailers were burned in the fire, these are not primary residences and 1 out building 
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and juniper
Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines, 1 dozer and 1 Type 3 IC
Evacuations: No evacuations
Closures: No closures
Summery: Visibility on I-15 is low due to the smoke, there are signs on highway before smoke, warning drivers. The fire is knocked down. The team is working on moping up along the dozer line on the east flank. Heavy winds have been constant on the fire, with 40+ mph gusts forecast to hit the fire in the next 30 minutes. 

Michaud Creek Fire


For Immediate Release: Sept. 15, 2018 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Michaud Creek Fire
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#michaudcreekfire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 09/15/2018 12:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: Located 2 miles south of Pocatello Airport on BIA land
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size:  10 acres 
Percent Contained: Estimated control time 9/16 10 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Active and running 
Structures Threatened:  Structures threatened
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and juniper
Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines, 1 dozer and 1 Type 3 IC
Evacuations: No evacuations
Closures: No closures