|Henry's Creek Fire Burning Northeast 08.22.2016|
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Monday, August 22, 2016
HENRY'S CREEK FIRE UPDATE AUGUST 21, 2016
Idaho Falls, ID – The Henry’s Creek Fire (formerly referred to as the Blackhawk Estates Fire) continues to burn east of Idaho Falls and Ammon. Increased temperatures and high winds are driving the fire northeast towards Ozone Road. The fire is estimated to be over 1600 acres in size but will likely exceed that acreage when a more accurate GPS mapping is available.
Bonneville County has issued evacuation notices to individuals living in the Sunnyside/Bone area
down to Kepps Crossing area. The County has also asked that
individuals stay away from the area and off Sunnyside and Bone Road so
firefighting efforts are not impeded. Road blocks are currently in place and
East Sunnyside from Cresent Drive is closed.
Numerous resources are fighting the blaze including federal, county and city engines. Currently, EIIFC has four dozers, six engines, one handcrew and several smoke jumpers assisting with firefighting efforts. Several air resources were on scene this morning but were later grounded this afternoon due to high winds.
Several drone intrusions were reported in the area. While flight operations were not suspended, drone interference is becoming a significant issue on wildfires. For the safety of our firefighters, keep drones out of fire zones.
No injuries or damaged structures have been reported at this time. The cause of the fire is still unknown and currently under investigation.
Wildfire updates and fire prevention tips are available on www.IdahoFireInfo.com. One less spark means one less Idaho wildfire.