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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Grassy Ridge Fire Update 7/28/18 PM

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2018 8 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee,, 208-521-8709

Grassy Ridge Fire Update
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(#GrassyRidgeFire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 07/26/2018 at approximately 3 p.m.

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: 75,698 acres (GPS), fire is actively growing (has jumped the A2 road)

Percent Contained: 20%, 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: 21 engines (BLM, USFS, BIA, IDL), multiple county and rural fire departments are assisting, 1 handcrew and 5 dozers. Retardant is being dropped on the fire.

Evacuations:  Clark County Sheriffs are evacuating Dubois. Direct questions to Clark County Dispatch (208)374-5403.

Closures:  Red Road is closed from the sand dunes to the Kilgore Road. Grassy Ridge road is closed. Clark County has closed the A2 road to the junction of Red Road. Ranchers are still being let in to get cows. You can still travel to Kilgore by taking the Spencer-Idmon Road.

Summary: A thunder cell is over the fire creating gusty winds that are propelling the fire northwest. The fire is experiencing extreme fire behavior and is spotting well ahead of the fire front. It has jumped the A2 road due to this spotting. Dubois is under evacuation. Firefighters are concentrating suppression efforts on the northwest corner of the fire to keep it from impacting the town of Dubois. Eastern Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center continues to work closely with county, local and volunteer fire departments along with the Camas Creek Rural Fire Protection Association in fighting the fire. A Great Basin Type-2 Team is being in briefed at 8 p.m.

Photo: Taken from Dubois