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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID – Easter Idaho Interagency Fire Center responded to two fires, south of Pocatello, ID yesterday evening and early this morning.

The Merick Fire, located 4 miles southeast of Pocatello is approximately 5.4 acres.  It was controlled at 8 PM and controlled at 9 PM, July 18, 2016.  Cause is still under investigation.

The South Marsh Creek Fire is located 3 miles north of McCammon, ID and was estimated at 5.5-acres.  This fire was caused from a vehicle accident on the Green road.  The fire was contained at 1:46 AM, July 19, 2016 and estimated controlled is 6 PM, Tuesday July 19, 2016.  

The Lanes Creek Fire (6/30) located about 10-miles north-northwest of Thayne, WY has grown to 25 acres.  The fire torched more trees yesterday. Definitely growing by spotting (mostly heavy down and dead fuels).  Yesterday they found a number of new spots to the Northeast and East of the main fire and the large spot fire.  This fire is being managed for resource benefit.  Resources assigned to the fire include a 20-person hand crew and one engine.

Future updates, as well as information on other fires throughout the state, can be found at www.IdahoFireInfo.com.