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Friday, July 27, 2018

Grassy Ridge Fire 7/27/18 AM Update


For Immediate Release: July 27, 2018 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, kgriffee@blm.gov, 208-521-8709

Grassy Ridge Fire Update
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Start Date: 07/26/2018

Location and Jurisdiction: 15 miles northwest of St. Anthony near Red Road (BLM & State lands). Burning east of the old Red Road Fire.

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: estimated 4,400 acres

Percent Contained: 30%, no estimated containment
  
Fire Behavior: Running and very active. 

Structures Threatened:  No immediate threat to structures.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and brush on flat ground.

Fire Crews/Resources: 9 engines (BLM, USFS, BIA) and 3 dozers.

Evacuations:  None in effect.

Closures:  None in effect.

Summary: The Grassy Ridge Fire started on 7/26/18 at approximately 3 p.m. off the Red Road. The southwest side of the fire burned into the old Red Road Fire yesterday evening. Dozers and firefighters worked into the early morning hours, but were unable to knock down the fire. The fire is still very active and running to the northwest and east. Crews will continue working to achieve containment.

Photos taken by: BLM Engine Captain Bastian of burn out operations yesterday night and a distance shot of the fire this morning.