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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Thursday, July 27, 2017

News Release
DATE: July 27, 2017; 9 p.m.
CONTACT: Kelsey Brizendine, (208) 308-5991

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Lagoon Fire
·         Located two miles west of Shoshone

·         Size: estimated 1,412 acres

·         Contain: 70% contained, full containment set for 7/28/2017, 8 p.m.

·         Control: 7/30/2017, 6 p.m.

·         Resources: Notch Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association, ten engines, one Sawtooth National Forest initial attack crew, one hotshot crew, four handcrews, three dozers, six overhead, one air attack, one camp crew, several air resources

·         Fuel type: grass, brush

·         Fire behavior: moderate

·         Structures: a lumberyard and one outbuilding were burned by the fire. Currently, crews are assessing structures to evaluate damage caused by the fire.  

·         Cause: lightning

Crews continue to suppress active fire and improve containment lines.

Martin Canyon Fire

·         Located three miles east of Bellevue

         Size: 4,024 acres

         Contain: 7/26/2017, 6 p.m.

         Control: estimated 7/30/2017, 6 p.m.

         Resources: two Twin Falls District BLM engines, two Sawtooth National Forest engines, one water tender, one type two hand crews, one type one hand crews, one camp crew, eight overhead
         Fuel type: grass, mountain shrub, Douglas fir, aspen

         Fire behavior: smoldering

         Structures threatened: no


·         Muldoon Canyon is closed to recreation and camping

·         Cause: human - target shooting

Access to the Muldoon Canyon Road is being restricted and the area is closed to recreation and camping. Please do your part to prevent human caused wildfires by restricting target practice to within approved ranges and remember to always clear the area around your target before taking aim.

For More Information,
·         Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer
·         208-308-5991
·         Idaho Wildfires visit