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Friday, August 31, 2018


BLM NEWS
Twin Falls District, Idaho
DATE:  Aug. 30, 2018
CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, 208-736-2352

BLM to initiate emergency closure for area near Stewart Creek Fire

            FAIRFIELD, Idaho – Effective immediately, the BLM Shoshone Field Office is temporarily closing public lands in and around the Stewart Creek fire area in Camas County for public and firefighter safety. Approximately 3,840 acres of BLM-managed public lands are affected by this closure, which covers all BLM-managed lands located south of the National Forest (Fairfield Ranger District) boundary and generally north of State of Idaho Endowment lands within the “Chimney Creek” area north of Hill City. The main access into this area is the Chimney Creek Road, which is currently closed by Camas County.
            This closure is in effect until rescinded by Shoshone Field Manager Codie Martin.
            “As fire crews are working in this area, it is important that members of the public avoid this portion of public land for the time being,” said Shoshone Field Manager Codie Martin.
A map and a description of the emergency closure are available here:  https://www.blm.gov/idaho and at www.idahofireinfo.com

-BLM-