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Friday, July 22, 2016
Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center Update
IDAHO FALLS, ID – There is a RED FLAG WARNING in effect for gusty winds and low humidity across the Snake River Plain from noon today until . High temperatures should reach the low nineties with winds increasing from 6-9 mph to 13-23 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. While there are currently no fire restrictions in effect on lands managed by the Idaho Falls District Bureau of Land Management or Caribou-Targhee National Forest, residents and visitors need to exercise caution when working or recreating outdoors due to the extreme fire conditions. Additionally, several eastern Idaho counties do have open burn bans in place.
Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center resources have responded to three smoke reports since Tuesday. The Danish Flat Fire, located 2 miles south of Liberty, UT was an escaped campfire that burned one-tenth of an acre. The Tincup Fire, located 6 miles southeast of Wayan, ID was a one-tenth acre fire caused from a motor vehicle accident. Crews also assisted Bingham County on a fire located 4 miles northwest of Aberdeen, ID.