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Monday, July 17, 2017



NEWS RELEASE

Craig Mountain District

Corral Creek and Powerline Wildfires

 

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Karen Sjoquist, Public Information Officer, (208) 334-0233

 

July 17, 2017 – 1700

 

(Corral Creek and Deer Creek) – Firefighters continue to work to contain two fires in the Craig Mountain Forest Protective District, the Corral Creek and Powerline fires.

 

The Corral Creek fire has not experienced significant growth over the last 24-hour period and is now approximately 1,100 acres. This fire has not crossed the Snake River.

 

The Powerline Fire has grown significantly and is now approximately 5,900 acres due to steep terrain, gusty winds, and limited resources. Fire growth has been primarily to the south and southwest. Resources have been ordered and are arriving on scene. Resources on scene include a type 3 incident management team, 5 engines, 5 dozers, type 2 helicopter and several single engine air tankers. Seven 20-man crews and a type 2 incident management team have been ordered and are arriving on scene. The incoming management team will take over fire management of both fires tomorrow morning, July 18th.

 

There are structures in the vicinity of both fires but none are currently threatened.

 

An estimated date of containment for either fire has not been determined.

 

The fire is in the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), Craig Mountain fire protection area. Cooperators include the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Offices  

 

The area’s weather is predicted to continue to be hot and dry.

 

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