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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Local and Federal Resources Respond to new Fire Start North of Shoshone

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SHOSHONE, ID – The Twin Falls District Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Shoshone Rural Fire Department (RFD), and the U.S. Forest Service responded to a new wildfire start this morning, one mile north of Shoshone.
The Transfer fire started around 10:30 a.m. near the Shoshone Transfer Station.  Resources from the Shoshone RFD,  six engines, one water tender, one dozer, one air attack, one Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), two air tankers, and three overhead from the BLM and Forest Service responded to the blaze.
Due to the proximity to the BLM Shoshone Fire Yard, fire fighters were able to respond quickly to the fire, which has burned about 10 acres at this time. The estimated containment has been set for 6:00 p.m. this evening, with an estimated control of 8:00 p.m. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation, but has been determined to be human.

For more information on the Transfer Fire contact: Kelsey Brizendine 208.732.7315. Follow us on Twitter at BLMIdahoFire #TFDFire.