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Monday, June 26, 2017

BLM Responds to Multiple Lightning Fires from Passing Storm

Start Date: 06/26/2017

Location and Jurisdiction:  BLM

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: 100+

Percent Contained: 0% containment, no estimate at this time to further containment or control

Fire Behavior: Active and running
Structures Threatened:  No immediate threat to structures.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and sage

Fire Crews/Resources: Numerous BLM resources on scene of multiple fires

Evacuations:  None in effect at this time.

Closures: None.

Summary: A large cell is moving through the Southern portion of the BLM Boise District and lighting has ignited multiple fires. Several agencies are assisting the BLM with the containment of the fires. Expect updates periodically as the incidents evolve. Geographical locations for the fires reported are as follows:
*Several starts south of the Orchard Training Range near Baja Road
*  One start located near Lockman Butte
*  One start located near Ditto Creek


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