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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Twin Falls District BLM Crews get the upper hand

***CORRECTION***  The Saylor Fire is currently 2,261 acres, not 375 acres. 

SHOSHONE, Id. --- Twin Falls BLM District fire crews get the upper hand on Magic Valley fires, despite yesterday’s wind shifts and thunderstorms.
  •  The 900 Fire, 7 miles south of Shoshone, is approximately 75% contained at this time.  The Incident Commander says that crews started early this morning to improve containment lines and work hot spots. Due to more accurate mapping, the fire is currently 2,245 acres. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.
  • The Coonskin Fire, near Coonskin Butte, south of Balanced Rock was contained last night at 8:30. The fire is mapped at 400 acres, and the Incident Commander estimates the fire will be controlled at 11:30 p.m.  The Coonskin Fire was determined to be caused by lightening.
  • The 20 Mile Butte Fire, located about 10 miles south of Bliss, is currently 300 acres. The fire was contained last night at 10:00, and is expected to be controlled tonight at 8:00. The cause of this fire was determined to be lightening.
  • The Saylor Fire, 20 miles west of Hagerman, is currently 375 acres. The fire is expected to be contained this morning at 10:00, with an estimated control time of 7:00 p.m. The cause of this fire was determined to be lightening. 


For more information contact: Kelsey Dehoney, 208.308.5991