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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Update - Boise BLM responds to multiple lightning wildfires


For Immediate Release: July 26, 2018, 10:30 am
Contact: Boise District Fire Information Line (208) 384-3378


Update - Boise BLM responds to multiple lightning wildfires
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire

The Boise BLM responded to five lightning ignited wildfires on July 24 and July 25, 2018 across the southern portion of the district.
Cat Fire
·         Located approximately 13 miles east of Duck Valley Indian Reservation, ID
·         Estimated at 25,633 acres
·         Cause - Lightning
·         Fire resources –10 engines, 2 hand crews, 1 water tender and 2 dozers
·         Air attack and air resources are being shared with the Bruneau Fire
·         Estimated contain – 7/26/2018 at 1800, No estimated control time

Cow Fire
·         Located approximately 10 miles northeast of Jordan Valley, OR
·         Estimated at 759 acres
·         Cause - Lightning
·         Fire resources – 1 hand crew, 6 engines, 1 water tender and 4 dozers
·         No estimated contain or control time

Beav Fire
·         Located approximately 7 miles southeast of Juniper Mountain, ID
·         Estimated at 550 acres
·         Cause - Lightning
·         Fire resources – 3 engines, 1 dozer and 1 water tender
·         Contained - 7/25/2018 at 2030, Estimated control - 7/26/2018 at 1800

Big Point Fire
·         Located approximately 8 miles southeast of Juniper Mountain, ID
·         Estimated at 10 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Fire resources – 3 engines, 1 dozer and 1 water tender
·         Estimated contain – 7/26/2018 at 1400, Estimated control – 7/26/2018 at 2000

For More Information,

·         Jared Jablonski, Fire Information and Prevention Office, 208 384-3210
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