EASTERN IDAHO WILDFIRE UPDATE
IDAHO FALLS, ID: Eastern Idaho Fire resources responded to two smoke reports yesterday.
The Holloway Canyon Fire, located 5 miles northwest of Holbrook, ID was reported about 12:45 PM. This 66-acre fire was contained at 4:30 PM and controlled at 10 PM. Cause is still under investigation. Four engines, a dozer, water tender, air attack and two loads of retardant were used to bring the fire into containment.
The Rocky Peak Fire is located approximately 10-miles north of Preston, ID. Reported at 6:40 PMthe fire quickly grew to about 250-acres when crews arrived. It has grown to an estimated 500-800 acres of private and Bureau of Land Management administered lands. No estimation of containment or control at this time. Cause of the fire is still under investigation. Resources on the fire included 5 engines, a dozer, air attack, 11 smoke jumpers, and fuels crew. Franklin County is also providing fire support and traffic control. Air resources are available to assist during operations today.
No significant changes to the two managed fires by the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
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