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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Grassy Ridge Fire Update 7/29/18 AM



News Release
For Immediate Release: July 29, 2018 8 a.m.

Grassy Ridge Fire Update
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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).

Cause: Lightning
Fire Size: estimated 100,000 acres

Percent Contained: 20%, no estimated containment
  
Fire Behavior: Fire laid down during the night, but is expected to pick back up today. 

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.

Evacuations: Evacuations have been lifted for 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. You can still travel to Kilgore by taking the Spencer-Idmon Road.

Summary: The Grassy Ridge Fire grew through the night, testing firefighters. County, local and volunteer fire departments along with the Camas Creek Rural Fire Protection Association worked side by side with federal firefighters thru the night to successfully protect the town of Dubois. Evacuations for Dubois have been lifted. Firefighters did not have to burn out around the town of Dubois. Favorable winds lastnight allowed firefighters to directly attack the northeast head of the fire. Firefighters have successfully lined the entire fire perimeter. Today crews are working to hold, improve and secure those lines. Thundstorms are expected this afternoon, bringing erractic winds and the potential to stoke the fire. Taiga Rohrer’s Great Basin Incident Management Team #3 took over command of the fire at 6 a.m. today, 7/29/18.