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Friday, June 15, 2018

Coldwater Fire 70 percent contained

Coldwater Fire 70 percent contained
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AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho – Fire activity subsided dramatically as cool, wet weather moved into the area. Firefighters made significant progress during the last 24 hours and do not expect additional perimeter growth. The helicopter flying the perimeter of the Coldwater Fire estimates the fire to be around 800 acres and 70 percent contained.

“Firefighters are focusing operational efforts on removing heat from torching juniper stands,” said Incident Commander Marcus Green. “The precipitation definitely helped slow the fire’s progression, allowing us to focus on bolstering containment lines.” Green is confident the fire will be contained later this evening.

Resources on the fire currently include: six heavy engines, one light engine, one dozer and the Portneuf fuels crew.
Firefighters work late in the evening to suppress the Coldwater Fire

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