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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Devil's Hole Fire

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2018 7 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee,, 208-521-8709

Devil’s Hole Fire Update
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Start Date: 07/25/2018

Location and Jurisdiction: 10 miles northeast of Hamer, (BLM & State lands)

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: estimated 5,000 acres

Percent Contained: 0%, no estimated containment
Fire Behavior: Running, fire is pushing to the northeast. 

Structures Threatened:  No immediate threat to structures.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and brush.

Fire Crews/Resources: 18 engines and watertenders (BLM, USFS, BIA, Central Fire District, South Freemont County, Hamer VFD & Roberts VFD), Camas Creek RFPA, 1 helicopter and 2 dozers. An additional dozer and 2 20-person handcrews have been ordered.

Evacuations:  None in effect.

Closures:  None in effect.

Summary: The Devil’s Hole Fire started at approximately 2p.m. today 10 miles north of Hamer. The fire is pushing to the northeast, but dozers are making good progress lining the fire. A burnout was conducted on the west side of the fire, which was successful in stopping the fire’s progress to the west. There is no estimated containment and firefighters will continue to fight the fire through the night.

Photos: Taken by BLM Engine Captain Barker of the burnout operations on the west side of the fire.