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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bruneau Fire Update

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2018
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Bruneau Fire
       Location: 12 miles northwest of Murphy Hot Springs 
       Size: estimated 57,000 acres
       Contain: unknown
       Control: unknown
       Resources: three dozers, 13 engines, one fuel truck, one camp crew, Three Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association (RFPA), two water tenders, multiple aircraft
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering, creeping and backing
       Structures threatened: yes
       Cause: lightning

The fire is currently burning between the Bruneau and Jarbidge River Canyons. Fire behavior has calmed significantly, mostly smoldering, creeping and backing. Most of the fire activity remains in the canyon bottoms; heavy helicopters capable of dropping up to 2,600 gallons of water a time are focusing on these areas. Fire activity on the flats remains minimal, with crews working the edges of the fire to create and improve containment lines.  Due to the remote location of the fire, updates may be delayed.

For More Information,
       Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, kbrizendine@blm.gov
       208-308-5991

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