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Tuesday, August 16, 2016


EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER

FIRE UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID:  Fire crews responded to a smoke report yesterday evening in Toponce Canyon, 16 miles east of Pocatello, or 11 miles northeast of Inkom.  Initial reports put the size of the fire at two acres.  The Toponce Creek Fire is now estimated at 30 acres.  The cause of the fire is hold-over lightning as the location remote with no road or trails nearby.  There have been no structures lost or injuries so far.
Resources assigned to the fire include four engines, a helicopter, Air Attack and 11-smoke jumpers.  A Type I & a Type II hand crew (20-person) have been ordered.  Two single engine air tankers and a large air tanker (MAFFs) have provide air support.

Fire weather forecast calls for isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms over portions of southeast Idaho this afternoon, tonight, Wednesday and Thursday along the Utah Border and Bear Lake region.