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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Grassy Ridge Fire 7/28/18 AM Update

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2018 11 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. Has not crossed Red Road.

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: estimated 60,000 acres

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

Structures Threatened:  Structures are threatened.

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

Fire Crews/Resources: 13 engines (BLM, USFS, BIA, IDL), multiple county and rural fire departments are assisting, 1 handcrew and 4 dozers. Retardant has been ordered.

Evacuations:  None in effect.

Closures:  Red Road is closed from the sand dunes to the Kilgore Road.

Summary: The Grassy Ridge Fire started on 7/26/18 at approximately 3 p.m. off the Red Road. Thunderstorms tracked over the fire through the night bringing gusty outflow winds that resulted in extreme fire behavior propelling the fire to 60,000 acres. Fire officials confirm the loss of several hundred head of cows despite firefighters efforts. The permitee has been notified. A Great Basin Type-2 Team has been ordered and will in brief at 8 p.m.


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