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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  13 September 2016     
Contact: Lynn Ballard          (208) 313-7737

EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER FIRE UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID:  All fire areas received some level of moisture in the past 24-hours.  There is minimal change in acreage burned from yesterday’s update.  A majority of our firefighting resources are released for 1-2 days of rest during this cooling period. 
All fires still exhibit creeping, smoldering and occasional single tree torching.  All areas will experience isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening and a chance of rain showers through the night and Wednesday.  Drier conditions and the start of a warming trend will follow Thursday through Saturday.

·         The Tincup Mountain Fire (783-acres) is located approximately 6 miles northwest of Freedom, Wyoming on the Soda Springs Ranger District.

·         Black Fire located 12 miles northwest of Swan Valley, Idaho on the Palisades Ranger District.  (770 acres). 

·         Carrot Fire located in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness 27 miles northeast of Tetonia, Idaho on the Ashton/Island Ranger District (606 acres).

·         Lanes Creek Fire located 15 miles SW of Freedom, Wyoming (295 acres) on the Soda Springs District.  The Lau Creek Trail Closure has been lifted.

·         Tie Fire located 10 miles southwest of Victor, Idaho on the Palisades Ranger District (1,031 acres).

·         Treasure Fire locate 17 miles east of Driggs, Idaho in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness on the Teton Basin Ranger District (approx. 1/10th acre).

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