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Sunday, July 29, 2018

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For Immediate Release: July 29, 2018
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Sharps Fire
       Location: six miles east of Bellevue on Sharps Canyon Road
       Size: estimated 3,000 acres
       Contain: unknown
       Control: unknown
       Resources: eight engines, two water tenders, two dozers, Bellevue Rural Fire Department, Woodriver Rural Fire Department, Hailey Rural Fire Department, Carey Rural Fire Department, Sawtooth National Forest
       Fuel type: grass and timber
       Fire behavior: running, torching, spotting
       Structures threatened: yes
       Cause: under investigation

The Sharps Fire was reported to South Idaho dispatch at 11:15 this morning. The fire is burning grass and heavy timber in steep difficult terrain. Firefighters are experiencing extreme fire behavior with running, spotting and torching. Gusty winds, low humidity, high temperatures and passing thunderstorms are of concern. Structures are threatened. Muldoon Canyon Road is closed from EE-DA-HO Ranch entrance to Baugh Creek Road.  Both the Little Wood River Reservoir and the High 5 Creek Recreation area have been evacuated and are closed to the public.

For More Information-
       Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, kbrizendine@blm.gov
       208-308-5991
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