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Monday, July 9, 2018

BLM and Forest Service respond to multiple wildfires



For Immediate Release: July 9, 2018 9 a.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, kgriffee@blm.gov, 208-521-8709


BLM and Forest Service respond to multiple wildfires
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The Idaho Falls District-BLM and Caribou-Targhee National Forest responded to four wildfires through the night. Lightning tracked over southeast Idaho Sunday evening, igniting multiple wildfires. Fire crews made great progress overnight and hope to have remaining active fires controlled in the next couple of days. Lightning is expected this afternoon.  

Oxford Fire
·   Located approximately 5 miles southeast of Swan Lake, ID
·   Estimated at 230 acres (on private and BLM land)
·   Lightning
·   Fire resources –3 engines and 1 dozer
·   Estimated containment– 7/9/18 noon

Lanark Fire
·   Located approximately 10 miles west of Montpelier, ID
·   .5 acres (on private and BLM land)
·   Lightning
·   Fire resources have left the fire
·   Contained on 7/8/18 at 10:40 p.m.

Crystal Creek Fire
·   Located approximately 10 miles southwest of Pocatello, ID in Arbon Valley
·   1.7 acres (BLM land)
·   Lightning
·   Fire resources – 1 engine
·   Contained– 7/9/18 at 6:30 a.m.

Nelson Canyon Fire
·   Located approximately 4 miles east of Grace, ID
·   .1 acres (Forest Service land)
·   Lightning
·   Fire resources – 1 engine
·   Estimated containment– 7/9/18 at 10 a.m.

Two Mile Fire Update
Started on 7/7/18
·   Located near Malad and I-15
·   146 acres (Forest Service land)
·   Human-under investigation
·   Fire resources – 3 engines, 1 water tender, 1 dozer, 1 handcrew, 2 helicopters  
·   Containment– 50%
There is line around the fire and crews will continue securing the fire perimeter and mopping up today.

Photos of the Oxford Fire Sunday evening, 7/8/18