EASTERN IDAHO WILDFIRE UPDATE
IDAHO FALLS, ID:
Several new fires have occurred throughout Eastern Idaho in the past 24 hours. These are currentlythe fires of significance:
The Lone Pine fire is located on the Fort Hall Reservation 7 miles east of Fort Hall, ID. The fire isburning in sagebrush, grass and some juniper. Due to strong winds and thunderstorm activity the fire tripled in size today with an estimated acreage of 9,600. There is a Type 3 organization managing the fire. At this time there is no containment or control estimates.
Resources assigned include 12 engine, 2 Type 2 handcrews, 5 dozers, 1 Type 2 helicopterand 1 Type 3 helicopter with a total of 150 personnel assigned. More resources are on order.
Start Date: 8/6 Cause: Lightning
The White Sands fire is located 14 miles west of Ashton, ID. The fire is currently 50 acres burningin sagebrush and grass and is difficult to access. There is no containment or control estimates at this time.
Resources: 2 engine and 1 dozer. Start Date: 8/7 Cause: Lightning
were able to contain the fire today at 2 pm. Airtankers and a helicopter helped aid in suppression efforts. The fire started off of State Highway 34 and the cause of the fire under is investigation. Control of the fire is expected tonight by 8 pm.
The Grace fire is located 5 miles north of Grace, ID and burning in sagebrush and grass. Resources
Resources: 6 engines, DC-10 airtanker, 3 single engine airtankers, Type 1 helicopter. Start Date: 8/6
Cause: Under investigation