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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Two Mile Fire

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2018 10 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee,, 208-521-8709

Two Mile Fire Update
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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: 60 acres and growing

Percent Contained:  0%, no estimated containment date

Fire Behavior: Fire is running uphill.

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. Oneida County resources assisting. Additional resources have been ordered.

Evacuations:  None in effect.

Closures:  None.

Summary: The Two Mile Fire started at 8 p.m. today one mile southeast of Malad, east of Interstate-15 near mile marker 13. The fire is in steep country and growing. Three engines, a dozer and a water tender will stay on the fire overnight. Two 20-person handcrews, two helicopters and an air attack have been ordered for tomorrow. Expect smoke across the interstate, making visibility an issue until the inversion lifts in the afternoon.