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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  24 August 2016          
Contact: Lynn Ballard
(208) 557-5765

EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER FIRE UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID:  No new starts were reported within the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center as of this update.  This update covers all fires (except Henrys Creek) occurring in the dispatch area. 

The Tie Canyon Fire continues to be active.  It is estimated to be approximately 800 acres.  There approximately 55 fire fighters assigned.  A Type II Incident Management Team ordered to manage this fire.  They will take over the fire on Friday morning, August 26, 2016.  Trail and Road closures are in effect.

The Clifton Fire located two miles south of Clifton, ID was contained at 12:30 PM today.  Current estimate is 2,413-acres.  There are six federal engines and three Franklin County engines on scene. 

No changes to the 265-acre Toponce Fire were reported today.  Crews continue to secure the 80% contained fire.  Resources assigned to this fire continue to be reduced. 

Several small fires, including the Carrot, Lanes Creek, Black and Big Elk Fires continue to burn on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF).   Lanes Creek is now estimated at 150-acres.  No significant size increase has occurred on any of the other fires since the last update. An inciweb page was created for the Carrot Fire as closures are in place for the area. More information is available at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4973/.