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Sunday, August 28, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  28 August 2016
Contact: Lynn Ballard              (208) 313-7737

EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER FIRE UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID:  The Caribou-Targhee National Forest Henrys Creek Fire Emergency Area, Road and Trail Closure put in effect on 25 August, 2016 will be rescinded effective tomorrow morning, 29 August 2016, at 6 AM.  The incident commander for the fire feels that suppression efforts to date have reduced the need of this closure for public safety.  Forest Supervisor Garth Smelser supports this decision and will rescind the order.  
Fire resources responded to the one/tenth-acre South Fork fire started August 27, 2016 and was quickly controlled at 6:35 p.m. the same day. The fire was located approximately seven miles east of Inkom, Idaho and was the result of an abandoned campfire.

The 265-acre Toponce Fire is now 100% contained.  There is one engine assigned.
Several small fires, including the Carrot (284-acres), Lanes Creek (150-acres), Black (280-acres) and Big Elk Fire (60-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