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Thursday, July 19, 2018

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2018
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315

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North Hegler Fire
       Location: 24 miles southeast of I-84/I-86 interchange
       Size: estimated 1,500 acres
       Contain: estimated 7/19/18 at 8 p.m.
       Control: unknown
       Resources: Raft River Rural Fire Department (RFD), one Sawtooth National Forest (NF) engine, four Sawtooth NF overhead, one Sawtooth NF camp crew, two hotshot crews, two hand crews, three engines, three dozers, two water tenders 
       Fuel type: grass, brush, timber
       Fire behavior: running and smoldering
       Structures threatened: yes
       Cause: lightning
       Closures: North Hegler Road (FS road 565) and Mill Flat Campground are closed to the public.  



Berger Butte Fire
       Location: seven miles southeast of Castleford 
       Size: 3,212 acres
       Contain: 7/18/18 at 8:40 p.m.
       Control: 7/19/18 at 6 p.m.
       Resources: Castleford RFD, Salmon Tract RFD, Shoshone Basin Rangeland Fire Protection Association (RFPA), Gooding RFD water tender, three engines
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering
       Structures threatened: no
       Cause: lightning

Winter Camp Fire
       Location: approximately 26 miles southwest of Castleford
       Size: estimated 20,000 acres
       Contained: approximately 50% contained
       Control: unknown
       Resources: Saylor Creek RFPA, 10 engines, one dozer ,two water tenders, one fuel truck, one BLM camp crew
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering
       Structures threatened: no
       Cause: lightning

Dog Creek Fire
       Location: eight miles north of Gooding
       Size: estimated 17,500 acres
       Contain: unknown
       Control: unknown
       Resources: Hagerman RFD, Bliss RFD, Shoshone RFD, one dozer, 13 engines, three hand crews, one water tender
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering and running
       Structures threatened: one secondary structure lost  
       Cause: lightning




For More Information,
       Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, kbrizendine@blm.gov
       208-308-5991
       Idaho Wildfires visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com