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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Twin Falls District Fire Update

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Spud Butte Fire
       Location: five miles southeast of Carey
       Size: 4,093 acres
       Contained: 7/16/2018 at 9 p.m.
       Control: 7/18/2018 at 8 p.m.
       Resources: four engines, Carey Rural Fire Department, one dozer
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering
       Structures threatened: no
       Cause: lightning

Brown Fire- Final Update
       Location: 10 miles southwest of Hammett
       Size: 470 acres
       Contained: 7/16/2018 at 10 p.m.
       Control: 7/17/17 at 9 a.m.
       Resources: all released
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering
       Structures threatened: no
       Cause: lightning

East Fork Fire
       Location: approximately 26 miles southwest of Castleford
       Size: estimated at 6,000 acres
       Contain: unknown
       Control: unknown
       Resources: Three Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association, six engines, two BLM battalion chiefs, one dozer, one hotshot crew, one water tender, BLM camp crew
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering, creeping and running
       Structures threatened: not at this time
       Cause: lightning

East Sailor Fire
       Location: six miles south of Hammett
       Size: estimated 250 acres
       Contained: 7/17/18 at 1 p.m.
       Control: 7/18/18 at noon
       Resources: Saylor Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association, three engines
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering
       Structures threatened: no
       Cause: lightning

Mud
       Location: 12 miles north of Richfield
       Size: estimated 55 acres
       Contained: 7/17/18 at noon
       Control: 7/19/18 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: 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,  eight 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: estimated 1,700 acres
       Contained: 7/16/18 at 10 p.m.
       Control: 7/17/18 at 7 p.m.
       Resources: Salmon Tract Rangeland Fire Protection Association, Shoshone Basin Rangeland  Fire Protection Association, Gooding Rural Fire Department water tender, five engines
       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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