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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Black Cap Fire


East Idaho Fire Update September 7, 2017  4 P. M.

 
IDAHO FALLS, ID:    Fire Fighting resources from Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center responded to the Black Cap Fire last night.  This lightning caused fire is located six miles northwest of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and is currently approximately 60-acres in size.  Resources on the fire include seven engines, two dozers, an eight-person initial attack crew and miscellaneous overhead.  Currently there is no estimate of containment or control.  There are no structures threatened but there is livestock grazing in the area.

 Crews also responded to the Oneida Narrows Fire.  This Human caused fire is located twelve miles northeast of Preston, ID and was contained at 3.5 acres.   Estimation of control is 7 p.m. tonight.

 The 148-acre Little Valley Fire started on September 4 was contained the same day and controlled yesterday at 5:45 p.m.

The Maple Creek Fire (June 25, 2017) and the Maple Creek 2 Fire (July 7, 2017) just north of the Utah boarder and 12-miles East of Preston, ID have burned together.  They will be reported now as the Maple Creek 2 Fire.  The acreage for this fire is approximately 100 acres.  

Please visit our website for the most current info on fires.  www.IdahoFireInfo.com  -EIIFC