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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Sunday, September 11, 2016

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  11 September 2016

IDAHO FALLS, ID:   A new lightning caused fire was discovered yesterday in the Jedidiah Smith Wilderness 17 miles east of Driggs, Idaho near Treasure Mountain.  The “Treasure Fire” is approximately one acre burning in a remote setting on an open ridge with isolated pockets of timber. Due to the fire’s current location and values at risk, the fire will be actively monitored by air and ground resources.   

With Red Flag conditions that produced high winds, the Tincup Mountain Fire has been active this weekend.  It is estimated to be 400 acres in size.  Firefighters are working to reinforce control lines with the help of helicopters and airtankers.  This includes 2 handcrews and 4 engines.  The Tincup Fire is located approximately 6 miles northwest of Freedom, Wyoming on the Soda Springs Ranger District. The lightning-caused fire was reported August 29, 2016 and is highly visible from Highway 34. 

The following fires in Eastern Idaho will likely show some activity until a major precipitation event occurs:

·         Black fire located 12 miles northwest of Swan Valley, Idaho.  (691 acres)  The smoke is visible from Highway 26 as well as from the Tetonia, Driggs, and Victor communities.

·         Carrot fire located in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness 27 miles northeast of  Tetonia, Idaho  (595 acres)

·         Lanes Creek fire located 15 miles SW of Freedom, Wyoming  (295 acres)

·         Tie fire is located 10 miles southwest of Victor, Idaho (1,031 acres)

·         Tincup Mountain fire located 6 miles northwest of Freedom, Wyoming (estimated 400 acres)

·         Treasure fire locate 17 miles east of Driggs, Idaho in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness (approx.. 1 acre)