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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Twin Falls District BLM: Fire Update

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
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Lagoon Fire
·         Located two miles west of Shoshone

·         Size: 1,412 acres

·         Contain: 7/28/2017, 8:25 p.m.

·         Control: 7/30/2017, 8 p.m.

·         Resources: six engines, three hand crews, two dozers, two overhead, one camp crew

·         Fuel type: grass, brush

·         Fire behavior: none

·         Structures: a lumberyard and one outbuilding were burned by the fire.

·         Cause: lightning

Crews are monitoring and mopping up hotspots.  


Martin Canyon Fire

·         Located three miles east of Bellevue

·         
Size: 4,024 acres

·         
Contain: 7/26/2017, 6 p.m.

·         
Control: 7/30/2017, 6 p.m.

·         
Resources:  one Twin Falls District BLM engines, one Sawtooth National Forest engines, four hand crews, one camp crew, four overhead, one dozer

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

·         
Fire behavior: none

·         
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