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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Twin Falls District Fire Update


                                       
                                    Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Lagoon Fire
·         Located two miles west of Shoshone

·         Size: estimated 700 acres

·         Contain: undetermined

·         Control: undetermined

·         Resources: Notch Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association, five Twin Falls District BLM engines, one Sawtooth National Forest hand crew, one dozer, three overhead, one air attack, several air resources



·         Fuel type: grass, brush

·         Fire behavior: moderate

·         Structures threatened: yes

·         Cause: undetermined

The Lagoon Fire was reported last night around midnight. Resources worked through the night, fighting the blaze. Rocky terrain, difficult access and approaching thunderstorms are causing challenging conditions for fire fighters. Additional air and ground resources have been ordered.


Lagoon Fire 
Lagoon Fire

Martin Canyon Fire

·         Located three miles east of Bellevue

·         Size: estimated 4,072 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


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 (Final update)
·         Located eight miles south west of Murtaugh

·         Size: 68 acres

·         Contain: 7/25/2017, 7 p.m.

·         Control: 7/26/2017, 7 p.m.

·         Resources: two engines

·         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