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Monday, August 28, 2017

Deer Park Fire AM Update

DATE: August 28, 2017 7:30 a.m.
CONTACT: Kelsey Griffee, 208-521-8709
Deer Park Fire
Twitter @IdahoFireInfo #DeerParkFire

Start Date: 8/25/2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: West of Menan Butte and north of Deer Park, 12 miles west of Rexburg, Idaho on BLM

Cause: Human, under investigation 

Fire Size: 17,588 acres

Percent Contained: 65% contained, estimated containment August 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Structures Threatened: No structures are threatened.

Fuels and Terrain:  Grass and brush

Fire Behavior: Fire activity died down over night due to high humidity and is minimal and smoldering.

Fire Crews/Resources: 14 engines, 4 dozers, 3 water tenders, and the Sawtooth Hotshots (115 firefighters). Air attack is flying the fire this morning and will call air resources as needed.

Evacuations:  No evacuations at this time.

Closures: The gun range, Unified Sportsmen’s Club, off of Hwy 33 and west of Menan Butte remains closed to the public, it is being used by firefighters as the incident command post.

Summary:  Firefighters stayed on the fire over night and today will continue to secure the fire perimeter and will begin mopping up contained portions of the fire. Expect to still see smoke and flames from burning vegetation in the fire’s interior. Fire managers still expect full containment by the end of shift today, August 28.  

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