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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Boise BLM Wildfire Update

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2018, 4:00 pm
Contact: Boise District Fire Information Line (208) 384-3378
  
Update - Boise BLM responds to multiple lightning wildfires
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire

Fire resources have made excellent progress in wildfire suppression efforts on the multiple lightning fires that started on July 16, 2018.

 East White Fire
·         Located on approximately 25 miles southeast of Bruneau, ID
·         Mapped at 3,237 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         No structures threatened
·         Fire resources – 1 helicopter, 6 engines, 1 hand crew, 1 water tender and 1 dozer
·         Estimated contain - 7/18/2018 at 1800, Estimated control - 7/20/2018 at 1800

Garat Fire
·         Located in the Owyhee River Wilderness Area, ID
·         Mapped at 9,460 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         No structures threatened
·         Fire resources – 2 helicopters, 4 engines, 2 hand crews, 4 helitack and 8 smoke jumpers
·         Contained - 7/17/2018 at 2200, Estimated control - 7/19/2018

West Duck Fire
·         Located approximately 1 mile west of Duck Valley Indian Reservation, ID
·         Mapped at 11,160 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         No structures threatened
·         Fire resources –1 helicopter, 1 hand crew, 1 water tender, 7 engines and 3 dozers
·         Estimated contain - 7/17/2018 at 2000, Estimated control - 7/20/2018 at 1800

Otter Fire
·         Located approximately 1 mile north of Duck Valley Indian Reservation, ID
·         Mapped at 2,427 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         No structures threatened
·         Fire resources – 2 helicopters, 7 engines, 2 handcrews,1 water tender and 2 dozers
·         Estimated contain - 7/18/2018 at 2000, Estimated control – 7/19/2018 at 1800

Red Basin Fire
·         Located approximately 10 miles southeast of Juniper Mountain, ID
·         Mapped at 255 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         No structures threatened
·         Fire resources – 1 helicopter and crew
·         Contained - 7/17/2018 at 2215, Estimated control - 7/18/2018 at 1700

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