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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Artesian Fire

DATE: August 18, 2018 1 p.m.
CONTACT: Kelsey Griffee,, 208-521-8709
                    Katie Gorby, 208-497-7270

Artesian Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info (#ArtesianFire)

Start Date: 08/18/2018 11 a.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: Highway 33 Mile Marker 62, 3 miles east of Sage Junction. (private and BLM land).

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: estimated 200 acres

Percent Contained: containment estimated this evening, August 18.
Fire Behavior: Fire is actively running.

Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and brush, flat ground.

Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines, 6 brush truck, 4 tenders (BLM, USFS, Central Fire District, Hamer VFD, Roberts VFD) and 3 dozers. 2 single air tankers, 1 heavy air tanker, 1 helicopter and 2 firebosses. A very large air tanker has been ordered.

Evacuations:  No evacuations.

Closures:  No closures.

Summary: Dozers are starting to line the fire and air resources are backing up firefighters on the ground.