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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Meadow Creek Fire
·         Located two miles east of I84, mile maker 256
·         Size: 493 acres
·         Contain: 7/12/2017 at 6 p.m.
·         Control: 7/14/2017 at 6 p.m.
·         Resources: Raft River Rural Fire Department, smoke jumpers, five engines, two type two hand crews, two overhead
·         Fuel type: grass, brush, juniper
·         Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: undetermined

Size change due to more accurate mapping. Resources are improving containment lines and mopping up hotspots.
Loveridge Fire (Final Update)
·         Located eight miles southeast of Bruneau, BLM land
·         Size: 38,645 acres
·         Contain: 7/10/2017 at 6 p.m.
·         Control: 7/11/2017 at 8 p.m.
·         Resources: nine engines, two overhead, two dozers, one water tender
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: none
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: lightning




Antelope Fire

·         Located approximately 5 miles south of Shoshone
·         Size: 29,500 acres
·         Contain: estimated 7/12/2017 at 8 p.m.
·         Control: estimated 7/13/2017 at 8 p.m.
·         Resources: Notch Butte Rangeland Protection Association, ten engines (Twin Falls District BLM and Sawtooth National Forest), three dozers, three overhead, one water tender
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: smoldering
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: lightning

Resources continue to improve containment lines and mopping up hotspots.

For More Information,
·         Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, kbrizendine@blm.gov
·         208-308-5991

·         Idaho Wildfires visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com