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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Two Mile Fire Update


For Immediate Release: July 8, 2018 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, kgriffee@blm.gov, 208-521-8709

Two Mile Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire & @Caribou_Targhee
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info
(#TwoMileFire)


Start Date: 07/07/2018

Location and Jurisdiction: 1 mile southeast of Malad, east of Interstate-15 near mile marker 13. Burning on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Cause: Human – under investigation

Fire Size: 100 acres and growing

Percent Contained:  0%, no estimated containment

Fire Behavior: Fire is picking up as the sun hits it. Expecting active fire behavior as the day heats up.

Structures Threatened:  No immediate threat to structures.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass, brush and juniper. Burning in steep ground. 

Fire Crews/Resources: 3 engines, 1 water tender and 1 dozer on scene at this time. Additional resources have been ordered to arrive today.

Evacuations:  None in effect at this time.

Closures:  None.

Summary: The Two Mile Fire is on the east side of Interstate-15 near Malad. Please be aware visibility is reduced on the interstate due to smoke until the inversion layer lifts. The fire continues to grow and is moving to the north. Oneida County engines worked the fire through the night. Two 20-person handcrews, two helicopters and an air attack have been ordered to arrive today.

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