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Sunday, August 20, 2017

North Butte Fire


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, July 20, 2017                         
Contact:
Kathleen Gorby
1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
(208) 497-7270                      
kgorby@fs.fed.us
North Butte Fire

Start Date: 8/20/2017 at 1600

Location and Jurisdiction: North of Menan Butte, in Rexburg, Idaho on BLM

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: 50 acres

Percent Contained: 0% contained

Structures Threatened:  No

Fuels and Terrain:  Grass and brush

Fire Crews/Resources: 7 engines, 2 dozers, air attach with 5 seats

Evacuations:  No evacuations at this time

Closures:  Highway 33


Summary:  The North Butte Fire, north of Menan Butte in Rexburg, Idaho, was called in at 1600, Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center responded with 7 engines, 2 dozers and air attach with 5 seats. The fire is located on BLM land. No structures are threated, no causalities have been reported and there are no evacuations at this time. Currently, Highway 33 around Menan Butte is closed. As of this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.