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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Martin Canyon Fire

·         Located three miles east of Bellevue

·         Size: estimated 3,870 acres

·         Contain: estimated 7/26/2017, 6 p.m.

·         Control: estimated 7/28/2017, 6 p.m.

·         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


Precipitation over the fire area is giving fire fighters the upper hand on the blaze. On the west, and south east flanks, crews are working to improve containment lines and mop up hot spots.  The north east flank has the most active fire, and crews are working with aircraft to stop fire progression.

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.


Antelope Valley
·         Located eight miles south west of Murtaugh

·         Size: estimated 200 acres

·         Contain: estimated 7/25/2017, 7 p.m.

·         Control: estimated 7/26/2017, 7 p.m.

·         Resources: Rock Creek Rural Fire Department, four engines, one dozer

·         Fuel type: grass, brush

·         Fire behavior: moderate

·         Structures threatened: no

·         Cause: undetermined


For More Information,
·         Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, kbrizendine@blm.gov
·         208-308-5991
·         Idaho Wildfires visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com