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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Badger Point Fire



For Immediate Release: July 22, 2018 6 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, kgriffee@blm.gov, 208-521-8709

Badger Point Fire Update
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Start Date: 07/22/2018

Location and Jurisdiction: 9 miles west of Rexburg, south of Highway 33 (BLM)

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: estimated 80 acres

Percent Contained:  Containment estimated for 7/23/18 at 8 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Creeping and running. 

Structures Threatened:  No immediate threat to structures.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and brush on flat ground.

Fire Crews/Resources: 21 engines (BLM, USFS, Central Fire District, Madison County Fire Department, Hamer VFD & Roberts VFD), and 1 helicopter.

Evacuations:  None in effect.

Closures:  Highway 33 is closed. Closure information is available through Madison County Sheriff’s Department

Summary: The Badger Point Fire started at approximately 3:30 p.m. today 9 miles west of Rexburg, south of Highway 33 in the Menan Butte area. BLM, Forest Service, Central Fire District, Madison County Fire Department, Hamer VFD and Roberts VFD are working together to fight the fire. The fire is holding to the west, south and along highway 33. Crews are working to contain the east side of the fire. Badger Point fire is expected to be contained tomorrow at 8 p.m.