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Friday, July 28, 2017

Twin Falls District Fire Update

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

·         Size: estimated 1,412 acres

·         Contain: 7/28/2017, 8 p.m.

·         Control: 7/30/2017, 8 p.m.

·         Resources: ten engines, one Sawtooth National Forest initial attack crew, one hotshot crew, four handcrews, three dozers, six overhead, one air attack, one camp crew, one water tender

·         Fuel type: grass, brush

·         Fire behavior: smoldering

·         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:  two Twin Falls District BLM engines, one Sawtooth National Forest engines, one type two hand crews, one type one hand crews, one camp crew, four overhead
·         
Fuel type: grass, mountain shrub, Douglas fir, aspen

·         
Fire behavior: smoldering

·         
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