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Monday, July 16, 2018

North Butte Fire 7/16/18 AM Update

For Immediate Release: July 16, 2018 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee,, 208-521-8709

North Butte Fire Update
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Start Date: 07/15/2018

Location and Jurisdiction: 5 miles east of Sage Junction, south of Highway 33 (BLM)

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: estimated at 1,000 acres

Percent Contained:  50%, full containment estimated for 7/16/18 at 8 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Smoldering 

Structures Threatened:  No immediate threat to structures.

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

Fire Crews/Resources: 6 engines, 1 water tender, 2 dozers and 1 helicopter. County resources were released late last night.

Evacuations:  None in effect.

Closures:  NoneHighway 33 reopened last night.

Summary: Firefighters will continue securing the fire perimeter today and begin mopping up. The North Butte Fire is receiving rain this morning.