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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Idaho Falls District Fire Updates

For Immediate Release: August, 02 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, kgriffee@blm.gov, 208-521-8709

Idaho Falls District Fire Updates
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
(#WildhorseFire & #BLMIFDFire)

**This will be the final update, unless significant activity occurs**

Wildhorse Fire

Start Date: 07/30/2017, reported 3:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: 6 miles South of Big Southern Butte about 35 miles west of Blackfoot, ID, BLM

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: 25,712 acres

Percent Contained:  100% contained on 8/1 at 5:30 p.m.. Control expected for 8/2 at 10 p.m.

Structures Threatened:  No immediate threat to structures.

Fuels and Terrain:  Grass and sage brush. 

Fire Crews/Resources: 10 engines, 3 dozers, 2 water tender

Evacuations:  None in effect at this time.

Closures:  None.

Summary:  Firefighters will continue monitoring for heat.

Mine Canyon

Start Date: 07/30/2017, reported 3:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: Mine Canyon, 8 miles SW of Hawkins Reservoir, BLM

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: 10 acres

Percent Contained:  100% contained 8/1 at 1 p.m. and control expected for 8/2 5:30 p.m.