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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Three new fires sparked on the Twin Falls District BLM last night. First Segregation Rural Fire Department, King Hill Rural Fire Department, Saylor Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association, Sawtooth National Forest and Twin Falls District Fire Management crews responded to the reported smokes.  

MM 271 Fire
  • ·         Located off Interstate 84, near mile marker 271, BLM land
  • ·         Size: currently estimated at 3,700 acres
  • ·         Contain: unknown
  • ·         Control: unknown
  • ·         Resources: nine engines, five overhead, one dozer
  • ·         Fuel type: grass, brush and juniper 
  • ·         Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping
  • ·         No structures threatened
  • ·         Cause: undetermined, but lightning is suspected


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: 150 acres
  • ·         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: smoldering
  • ·         No structures threatened
  • ·         Cause: undetermined

Vineyard Lake Fire
  • ·         Located at Vineyard Lake Recreation area, 7 miles west of Eden.
  • ·         Size: 2 acres
  • ·         Contain: today(6/28/2017) at noon
  • ·         Control: today (6/28/2017) at 6 p.m.
  • ·         Resources: one engine
  • ·         Fuel type: grass and brush
  • ·         Fire behavior: smoldering
  • ·         No structures threatened
  • ·         Cause: undetermined


Centennial Fire
  • ·         Located approximately 10 miles south of Hammett  
  • ·         Size: estimated 3,500 acres
  • ·         Contain: estimated 6/29/2017 at 8 p.m.
  • ·         Control: estimated 6/30/2017 at 8 p.m.
  • ·         Resources: three engines and one overhead
  • ·         Fuel type: grass and brush
  • ·         Fire behavior: currently smoldering, creeping
  • ·         No structures threatened
  • ·         Cause: undetermined


Sand Point Fire
  • ·         Located approximately 3 miles south of Hammett 
  • ·         Size: unknown
  • ·         Contain: unknown
  • ·         Control: unknown
  • ·         Resources: three engines, one overhead, one dozer responding
  • ·         Fuel type: grass and brush
  • ·         Fire behavior: unknown
  • ·         No structures threatened
  • ·         Cause: undetermined


The Sand Point Fire is currently being staffed, and more information will be released as additional resources arrive on scene.



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