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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gap Fire Update







For Immediate Release: June 10, 2017
Contact: Kelsey Griffee (208) 521-8709

GAP FIRE UPDATE
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
(#GapFire & #BLMIFDFire)


POCATELLO, ID – Firefighters report receiving a ¼ inch of rain on the fire overnight, allowing fire managers to release crews from the fire this morning. Fire managers fully contained the fire last night and anticipate calling the fire controlled at 6 p.m. this evening. The fire perimeter is fully secure and there are no visible smokes on the fire as of 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Today the remaining Idaho Falls District (IFD) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) engine and dozer will rehabilitate the fire line. To accomplish rehabilitation, they will put in water bars and seed the dozer line to prevent erosion. They will also put in tank traps and boulders to prevent the public from doing unnecessary damage to the area. Please allow the landscape to recover.   

This will be the last operational shift on the Gap Fire. The BLM will continue to monitor the fire area over the course of the week to ensure fire activity is done before calling the Gap Fire out.

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Date of Detection:  June 8, 2017
Size:  486 acres
Location:  South of Pocatello, Idaho in the Portneuf area by Century High School
Cause:  Shooting
Containment:  100%
Resources on Fire: 1 Engine and 1 Dozer


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