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Saturday, August 27, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  27 August 2016          
Contact: Lynn Ballard (208) 313-7737

EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER FIRE UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID:  Fairly short update tonight.  This update covers all fires except Henrys Creek and Tie Canyon Fires occurring in the dispatch area. 

For updated information on these two fires as it becomes available you can go to:   http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/13/  click on Henry’s Creek Fire or Tie Canyon Fire.  In addition you can go to Great Basin IMT 7 Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Basin-IMT-7/222155447934166 or the Great Basin IMT 5 Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GBIMT5/  Also, the Bonneville County Sherriff’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/bonnevillecountysheriff/ or the Teton County, Idaho’s Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/tetoncountyidaho
The human-caused Moon Fire was controlled at 24 acres on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm.

The 265-acre Toponce Fire is now 95% contained.  There is one engine assigned.
Several small fires, including the Carrot (350-acres), Lanes Creek (150-acres), Black (261-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