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Monday, September 12, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  12 September 2016     
Contact: Lynn Ballard              (208) 313-7737

EASTERN IDAHO INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER FIRE UPDATE

IDAHO FALLS, ID:  Cooler temperatures, increased humidity and overcast skies bring a calming effect to recent fire activity.  Weather conditions should stay this way through Tuesday and into Wednesday.  
The Tincup Mountain Fire has shown the most activity over the weekend.  It is estimated to be 773-acres in size, a doubling of Saturday’s estimate.  This increase was due to higher temperatures, lower humidity and strong winds on the fire.  A picture of today’s activity (see attached) is significantly different and displays the difference from last Saturday/Sunday.   For the most part the fire remains inside and west of Marshall Canyon, where fire officials/planners felt it would stay.  The Tincup Mountain 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. 


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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.  (770 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 (606 acres).

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

·         Tie Fire:  While fire fighters saw increased activity from within containment lines yesterday the fire size did not change.  This fire is located 10 miles southwest of Victor, Idaho (1,031 acres).

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

(Map attached)

Updates for the Black and Carrot fires are attached.

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