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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Twin Falls Fire Update



For Immediate Release: July 26, 2018
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Bruneau Fire
       Location: five miles northwest of Murphy Hot Springs 
       Size: estimated 57,300 acres
       Contain: unknown
       Control: unknown
       Resources: three dozers, 13 engines, one fuel truck, one camp crew, Three Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association (RFPA), two water tenders, multiple aircraft
       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering, creeping and backing
       Structures threatened: structures are not immediately threated but near the fire area
       Cause: lightning

As the fire behavior was relatively calm today, firefighters were able to make good headway. Crews continue to develop and improve containment lines, with most of the active fire remaining in the canyons. Fire manager’s estimate the fire is about 30% contained.  Due to the remote location of the fire, updates may be delayed.

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