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Monday, August 7, 2017

Powerline Fire Update Evening, August 7, 2017

Fire Information: 801-703-0225 or 208-741-9262




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Firefighting efforts today kept pace with the fire’s growth. Containment remains at 25% and the total size is 52,014 acres. Several crews arrived on the fire today and there are now more than 400 personnel assigned to the incident.  Hotshot crews assigned to the eastern flank began building hand line in places where dozers couldn’t access.  On the eastern flank, crews finished most of the mop up and containment is secure on the entire northwest quarter of the perimeter.

No new evacuations were called for today and residents that were evacuated along the Arbon Valley were allowed back to their homes this morning. Power was restored to the area as Rocky Mountain Power repaired lines and poles. Beginning tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., the Arbon Valley Road will be open to the public.

Human-caused wildfires continue to occur on a daily basis throughout the area. Local land management agencies are urging the public to be cautious whenever working, travelling or playing in the wildlands.    ONE LESS SPARK COULD MEAN ONE LESS WILDFIRE.
Firefighting Resources:
Type 1 Crews (Hotshots)
Type 2 Crews
Engines/Tenders
Dozers
Helicopters
Total Personnel
8
3
23
7
7
403