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IDAHO FALLS, ID: A
Red Flag Warning is in effect for thunderstorms from noon today to midnight
tonight within the dispatch area.
The 214-acre Toponce Creek Fire is still active
with some tree torching, mostly interior, but with a few areas active against
our retardant lines. Crews and air support were able to hold the fire within
the retardant lines that were laid down yesterday and are working on getting
control lines around the fire. There was minimal fire growth yesterday,
which took effort against strong erratic winds surrounding the thunder cells
that came through. There was no movement north toward the Reservation boundary.
The fire area received < 0.1” of rain, but quickly recovered, likely due to
the severely dry fuel moisture conditions. We did received a significant amount
of lightning in the area and were able to quickly catch one new lightning start
(Cherry Fire - 1/10 acre) immediately below and east of the fire in the
sagebrush. Resources on the fire remained the same with 5 engines, 3 20-person
hand crews, 11 smokejumpers, air attack and a helicopter. The fire is 30%
The attached photo was taken of the fire from Maggie’s
Road looking NNW toward South Putnam shortly after the rain. It gives a sense
of the extent of the fire area.
Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center dispatched four
engines to assist with a 10-acre fire 3 miles north of Fort Hall late in the afternoon.