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Thursday, August 25, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  25 August 2016    
Contact: Lynn Ballard  (208) 313-7737 

EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER FIRE UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID:  After a fairly quiet day for new starts Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center responded to two smoke reports this evening.  This update covers all fires (except Henrys Creek) occurring in the dispatch area.
The human-caused Moon Fire is located approximately 3 miles north of the Craters of the Moon National Monument Information Center.  Currently estimated at 15-acres, there are four engines, 2 dozers and a water tender assigned.

Resources have also responded to a smoke report, five miles south of Irwin, ID (Bear Creek area).  No information regarding this report is currently available.
The Tie Canyon Fire is estimated to be approximately 1,242-acres.  Approximately 55 fire fighters are currently assigned.  A Type II Incident Management Team will start managing the fire tomorrow morning, Friday, August 26, 2016.  Road and trail closures are in effect.

The Clifton Fire located two miles south of Clifton, ID was contained at 12:30 PM yesterday.  Current estimate is 2,413-acres.  There are three federal engines and three Franklin County engines assigned to this fire.  Control efforts are going well.
No changes to the 265-acre Toponce Fire were reported today.  Containment is now 90%. 

Several small fires, including the Carrot (350-acres), Lanes Creek (150-acres), Black (300-acres) and Big Elk Fire (55-acres) continue to burn on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF).  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/.  

Wildfire updates and fire prevention tips are available on www.IdahoFireInfo.com