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Friday, July 27, 2018

Grassy Ridge Fire PM Update


For Immediate Release: July 27, 2018 9:30 p.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 15,360 acres

Percent Contained: 20%, 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: 10 engines (BLM, USFS, BIA, IDL), multiple county and rural fire departments are assisting, 1 handcrew and 4 dozers. Multiple retardant drops were made by very large air tankers and single engine air tankers.

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. The fire is burning very actively to the north and continues to shift depending on wind direction. Dozers worked in tandem with air resources and engines to line the fire. Firefighters conducted burn out operations in the evening to slow the fire’s progress. Firefighters will continue to work to keep the fire west of Red Road and secure the fire perimeter.

Photos taken by: Kelsey Griffee BLM Fire Information Officer