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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wildland Fire Update for the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center

IDAHO FALLS, ID – Currently the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center is tracking four active fires.

The Rapid Creek Fire – The Rapid Creek Fire is located approximately three miles northeast of Inkom, Idaho. Resources are on site including: 4 heavy engines, 1 light engine and 1 type 2 hand crew (Portneuf Fuels Crew). The fire is estimated to be around 97 acres and is contained.  Control is estimated at 8 PM on July 7, 2016.   Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was from fireworks.
The Timbered Dome Fire started on July 4, 2016 is located approximately 5-miles west of Arco.  This 2,100 acre fire is 80% contained with total containment estimated at 8 PM tonight (July 7, 2016) and control estimated at 8 PM on July 9 2016.  Current resources on the fire include eight engines, four dozers, two 20-person hand crews and one water tender.  Cause of the fire is attributed to target shooting.

The Yale Fire (6/29) located about one mile southwest of Sawtell Peak at the head of Hell Roaring Canyon is still smoldering.  The one-tenth acre fire is burning in a small group of whitebark pine and subalpine fir trees and received some moisture in the past 24-hours.  No change in acreage.

Yale Fire

The Lanes Creek Fire (6/30) also received some moisture over the past 24-hours.  The fire is located about 10-miles north-northwest of Thayne, WY. The fire has grown from 1.5 acres to 2.0 acres.

Both the Yale and Lanes Creek Fires are being managed to allow fire to play its natural role in the ecosystem.  Naturally-occurring fires can increase the health of the forest.

The MM48 Fire (7/5) located approximately 1 mile north of McCammon, Idaho.  The fire started on July 5, 2016 and was contained and controlled the same day.  Final acreage of 4 acres in size. Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center, Lava, Downey & McCammon fire department crews made excellent progress on this human caused fire.
Future updates, as well as information on other fires throughout the state, can be found at www.IdahoFireInfo.com.