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Friday, July 27, 2018

Boise BLM responds to multiple lightning wildfires


Boise BLM responds to multiple lightning wildfires

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 26,522 acres
· Cause - Lightning
· Fire resources –9 engines, 2 hand crews, 1 water tender and 4 dozers
· Air attack and air resources are being shared with the Bruneau Fire
· No estimated containment time, No estimated control time

Cow Fire
· Located approximately 10 miles northeast of Jordan Valley, OR
· Estimated at 759 acres
· Cause - Lightning
· Fire resources – 3 engines, 1 water tender and 4 dozers
· Contained – 7/26/2018 at 1800, Estimated control – 7/27/2018 at 1800

Beav Fire
· Located approximately 7 miles southeast of Juniper Mountain, ID
· Estimated at 550 acres
· Cause - Lightning
· Contained - 7/25/2018 at 2030, Controlled - 7/26/2018 at 1200

Big Point Fire
· Located approximately 8 miles southeast of Juniper Mountain, ID
· Estimated at 10 acres
· Cause – Lightning
· Contained – 7/26/2018 at 1400, Controlled – 7/26/2018 at 2000