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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Point Well Fire

 The Point Well Fire, located 10 miles north east of Minidoka, was reported today at approximately 12:00 p.m. East End Rural Fire Department, North Side Patten, 6 BLM engines, 5 Airtanker, 1 helicopter, 1 air attack, 2 dozers, and 1 water tender are currently battling the blaze.

Pushed by high winds and warm temperatures,  t he fire is currently estimated to be 6,000 acres, burning in grass and brush. Due to these challenging conditions, neither  contain or control times have been established. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“It may be fall but it’s still fire season. The vegetation is dry and our temperatures are still warm. People need to remain cautious; one small spark can still cause a fire.”  States, Assistant Fire Management Officer, Tony Erickson.

Remember, One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.