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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 30 August 2016 Contact: Lynn Ballard (208) 313-7737
EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER FIRE UPDATE
IDAHO FALLS, ID:The
following weather update comes from the Great Basin Coordinating Center
*** HIGH RISK for
WIND/LOW RH IDAHO WED ***
As low pressure moves into the Pacific
NW, along with its cold front...winds will start to pick up ahead of the front across northern Nevada and western Idaho
late Tue, spreading to the rest of Idaho and northern Utah Wednesday. High Risk has been issued for
parts of Idaho where winds might be strongest, in areas of existing large
At the same time, scattered showers and
some thunderstorms are now expected to form along this front late Wednesday, with the most likely areas
being northeast Nevada, eastern Idaho, western Wyoming and far northern Utah. High Risk has been issued for
resources are currently responding to the Granite
Creek Fire in the Antelope Flat area next to the Snake River approximately
seven miles northwest of Swan Valley.This
25-acre fire started on private land.Eastern
Idaho Interagency Fire Center dispatched five engines, a 20-person Type I hand
crew and a water tender.
1.5-acre Tin Cup Mountain Fire is
located approximately eight miles northwest of Freedom, Wyoming or four miles
northwest of the Tin Cup Campground on the Soda Springs Ranger District.This lightning caused fire will be managed by
the Caribou-Targhee National Forest to allow fire to play its natural role
where appropriate and to reduce heavy dead and down fuel loading.
following fires that have been previously reported on and are also being
managed.The Carrot and Black fires
have updated acreages associated with them today.
Carrot Fire was detected on August 13, 2016 southeast of Coyote Meadows
Trailhead in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness.
Fire was detected on August 19, 2016, approximately 12 miles northwest of
Swan Valley, ID.The fire is
approximately 338-acres in size and very visible from Highway 26 as you travel
east from Idaho Falls.
Elk Fire is north of Palisades Reservoir and is approximately 68-acres in
size and has not shown any growth in the past few days.
lightningcaused Lanes Creek Fire started on June 30, 2016.The fire is approximately 150-acres.Fire is creeping with single and group tree
torching.Fire is currently spreading to
the northeast and southeast and spotting into the Lau Creek drainage. Smoke is
visible from the Tincup Highway, Lanes Creek Cutoff Road and from the