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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

For Immediate Release: June 28, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315


Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Twin Falls District BLM experienced a Red Flag Warning- for high winds and low relative humidity throughout the district today. Due to these adverse conditions, fire fighters struggled to gain the upper hand on several fires. Resources will continue to work through the evening and into the night to secure the blazes.

MM 271 Fire
·         Located off Interstate 84, near mile marker 271, BLM land
·         Size: estimated at 3,700 acres
·         Contain: estimated 6/28/2017 at 8 p.m.
·         Control: estimated 6/30/2017 at 8 p.m.
·         Resources: nine engines, five overhead, one dozer
·         Fuel type: grass, brush and juniper 
·         Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping
·         No structures threatened
·         Cause: lightning
Resources have stopped the progression of the fire. Crews remain on scene, improving containment lines, working to mop up hot spots and remove hazardous juniper trees.
Indian Springs 2 Fire
·         Located approximately 7 miles south of Kimberly, near Indian Springs Recreation Area
·         Size: 134 acres- size change due to more accurate mapping
·         Contain: 6/27/2017 at midnight
·         Control: today (6/28/2017) at 6 p.m.
·         Resources: two engines, two overhead and one dozer
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: none
·         No structures threatened
·         Cause: undetermined
Resources expect to have the fire controlled and resources released by the end of shift tomorrow.
Vineyard Lake Fire (last updated)
·         Located at Vineyard Lake Recreation area, 7 miles west of Eden.
·         Size: 2 acres
·         Contain: today (6/28/2017) at 11 a.m.
·         Control: today (6/28/2017) at noon
·         Resources: one engine
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: out
·         No structures threatened
·         Cause: undetermined

Centennial Fire
·         Located approximately 10 miles south of Hammett  
·         Size: estimated 12,000 acres
·         Contain: unknown
·         Control: unknown
·         Resources: Saylor Creek Rangeland Fire Protect Association, six engines, two overhead, and three dozers
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: very active, wind driven
·         No structures threatened
·         Cause: undetermined

Sand Point Fire
·         Located approximately 3 miles south of Hammett 
·         Size: estimated 7,800 acres
·         Contain: unknown
·         Control: unknown
·         Resources: four engines, three overhead, one type one crew (hotshot), and one type two crew (hand crew)
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: very active, wind driven
·         No structures threatened
·         Cause: undetermined




For More Information,
·         Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, kbrizendine@blm.gov
·         208-308-5991
·         Idaho Wildfires visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com