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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
(#BLMTFDFire)
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

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         Contain: 7/26/2017, 6 p.m.

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

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         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
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         Fuel type: grass, mountain shrub, Douglas fir, aspen

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         Fire behavior: smoldering

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         Structures threatened: no

Closures         

·         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
·          kbrizendine@blm.gov
·         208-308-5991
·         Idaho Wildfires visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com