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Monday, July 16, 2018

Twin Falls District BLM Responds to Multiple Fires

For Immediate Release: July 16, 2018
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315
Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Spud Butte Fire
·         Location: five miles southeast of Carey
·         Size: 4,093 acres
·         Contain: 7/16/18 at 9 p.m.
·         Control: 7/18/2018 at 8 p.m.
·         Resources: Carey Rural Fire Department, five BLM engines, Carey Rural Fire Department, two dozers, one water tender
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: smoldering
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: lightning

Brown Fire
·         Location: 10 miles southwest of Hammett
·         Size: 470 acres
·         Contain: 7/16/2018 at 10 p.m.
·         Control: 7/17/2018 at 6 p.m.
·         Resources: Saylor Creek Rangeland Protection Association, one dozer, two engines, one water tender
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: smoldering
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: lightning

East Fork Fire
·         Location: approximately 26 miles southwest of Castleford
·         Size: approximately 1,000 acres
·         Contain: estimated 7/17/2018 at 6 p.m.
·         Control: estimated 7/18/2018 at 6 p.m.
·         Resources: Three Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association, four engines, two BLM battalion chiefs, one dozer, 1 hotshot crew,
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: smoldering, creeping and running
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: lightning

East Sailor Fire
·         Location: six miles south of Hammett
·         Size: approximately 250 acres
·         Contain: 7/16/18 at 10 p.m.
·         Control: 7/18/18 at noon
·         Resources: Saylor Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association, four engines, one BLM battalion chief
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: smoldering
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: lightning

Mud
·         Location: 12 miles north of Richfield
·         Size: approximately 55 acres
·         Contain: 7/16/18 at 9 p.m.
·         Control: 7/18/18 at 6 p.m.
·         Resources: four engines, one BLM battalion chief
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: smoldering
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: lightning

Elephant Fire
·         Location: six miles south of Hailey
·         Size: approximately 4 acres
·         Contain: 7/17/18 at 8 p.m.
·         Control: 7/19/18 at 8 p.m.
·         Resources: one Sawtooth National Forest engine,  one BLM engine, smokejumpers, one type two IA crew
·         Fuel type: grass, brush, timber
·         Fire behavior: smoldering
·         Structures threatened: not at this time
·         Cause: lightning

Berger Butte Fire
·         Location: seven miles southeast of Castleford  
·         Size: approximately 1,000 acres
·         Contain: 7/16/18 at 11 p.m.
·         Control: 7/17/18 at 7 p.m.
·         Resources: Salmon Tract Rangeland Fire Protection Association, Shoshone Basin Rangeland Fire Protection Association, three engines, two BLM battalion chiefs
·         Fuel type: grass and brush
·         Fire behavior: smoldering
·         Structures threatened: no
·         Cause: lightning


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

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