|Great Basin Heat Map for the Henrys Creek Fire|
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
HENRYS CREEK FIRE UPDATE AUGUST 23, 2016, Afternoon Update
Idaho Falls, ID – Firefighters continue to battle active flames on the Henrys Creek Fire six miles east of Idaho Falls, Idaho. A recent recon flight depicts the fire at 25,000 acres. Agency officials expect that number to grow as crews are seeing active fire behavior on large portions of the perimeter. The fire is over 17 miles long running from the Black Hawk subdivision to the Ririe Reservoir. A rough map showing heat activity is attached.
The rough terrain is making dozer and ground access difficult, but crews continue to make progress. The Henrys Creek Fire is considered the number two fire in the Eastern Great Basin, which allows us the ability to pull critical resources from the region to our area. Air resources including air attack, Single Engine Air Tankers, Helicopters and Super Scoopers are providing much needed assistance.