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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Monday, July 9, 2018

Eastern Idaho Evening Fire Update


For Immediate Release: July 9, 2018 8 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, kgriffee@blm.gov, 208-521-8709

Lightning is tracking over southeast Idaho. Additional fires are being reported. As information becomes available it will be posted to Idaho Fire Info Facebook & BLMIdahoFire Twitter.

Indian Creek Fire
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire & @Caribou_Targhee
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info
(#IndianCreekFire)


Start Date: 07/09/2018

Location and Jurisdiction: 3 miles southwest of Inkom, in Indian Creek. Burning on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: 60 acres

Percent Contained:  50%, no estimated date for containment

Fire Behavior: Minimal fire activity with occasional torching of juniper.

Structures Threatened:  Structures were threatened. They are over a mile away. No structures damaged.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass, brush and juniper. Burning in steep ground. 

Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines, 1 helicopter and 1 dozer. Multiple retardant drops were made on the fire.

Evacuations:  None in effect.

Closures:  None.

Summary: The Indian Creek Fire started at approximately 1 p.m. on July 9, 2018. Fire activity has decreased due to the work of the firefighters on the ground with the help of retardant and helicopter water drops. The fire is still burning brush and juniper within the interior of the fire perimeter. There is concern of erratic winds from the thunderstorms passing over, which could pick up fire activity.

Gardner Fire
    Located 10 miles south of Malad in the Samaria Mountains
    5 acres (BLM)
    Fire resources – 1 helicopter and a crew 
    No estimated containment

Two Mile Fire Update (started on 7/7/18)
    Located near Malad and I-15
    146 acres (Forest Service land)
    Fire resources – 3 engines, 1 water tender, 1 dozer, 1 handcrew, 1 helicopter 
    Contained at 8 p.m. on 7/9/18

Oxford, Crystal Creek, Nelson Canyon and Lanark Fires have all been contained