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Monday, July 24, 2017

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Martin Canyon Fire

·         Located three miles east of Bellevue

·         Size: estimated 3,500 acres

·         Contain: unknown

·         Control: unknown

·         Resources: four Twin Falls District BLM engines, two Sawtooth National Forest engines, three dozers, one water tender, four type two hand crews, four type one hand crews, one camp crew, eight overhead, one air attack, four single engine air tankers, three helicopters, two scooper planes

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

·         Fire behavior: moderate

·         Structures threatened: no immediate threat but structures in the area

·         Closures:

o   Muldoon Canyon Road from the entrance of EE-da-ho Ranch to Muldoon

o   Muldoon Canyon Road from the Little Wood Reservoir Dam to Muldoon

o   Muldoon Canyon is closed to recreation and camping

·         Cause: human - target shooting


Due to a passing thunderstorm, the fire made a big push into Muldoon Canyon this afternoon. Resources conducted a back burn operation, to slow the fire progress and secure the southern flank. The north east side of the fire burn aggressively for a few hours during the storm, but calmed back down after the storm passed. Resources acted quickly to secure the fire line and establish containment lines.

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