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Monday, August 29, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  29 August 2016          
Contact: Lynn Ballard              (208) 313-7737

EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER FIRE UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID:  As was reported in the last update the Caribou-Targhee National Forest’s Henrys Creek Fire Emergency Area, Road and Trail Closure put in effect on 25 August, 2016 was rescinded this morning at 6 AM.  This was only for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest closure order.  Other orders in place through Bonneville County or other land management agencies are still in effect.
No new activity has been reported within the dispatch area today.  The following are the fires that have been previously reported on.   

The 265-acre Toponce Fire is now 100% contained.  There is one engine assigned.
The Carrot Fire was detected on August 13, 2016 southeast of Coyote Meadows Trailhead in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness.  This 284-acre fire is being managed for resource benefit.  Fire managers are using masticators along the Jackpine-Pinochle Loop and South Jackpine roads to widen vegetation clearance along the road as a contingency that would limit any spread toward the west and southwest should the fire unexpectedly in that direction.

The Black Fire was detected on August 19, 2016, approximately 12 miles northwest of Swan Valley, ID.  The fire is approximately 280-acres in size and very visible from Highway 26.  As a contingency fire fighters are widening vegetation clearances along the South fork Road and along the South Fork Rim Trail.

Black Fire 8/29/16

Black Fire 8/29/16
 
The Big Elk Fire is north of Palisades Reservoir and is approximately 68-acres in size and has not shown any growth in the past few days.  Fire fighters will continue to monitor fire activity.

The lightning caused Lanes Creek Fire started on June 30, 2016.  The fire is approximately 150-acres.  Fire is creeping with single and group tree torching.  Fire is currently spreading to the northeast and southeast and spotting into the Lau Creek drainage. Smoke is visible from the Tincup Highway, Lanes Creek Cutoff Road and from the Freedom/Thayne area.

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