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Friday, August 17, 2018

Update - Boise BLM responds to multiple lightning wildfires


For Immediate Release: August 17, 2018, 8:00 pm
Contact: Boise District Fire Information Line (208) 384-3378

Update - Boise BLM responds to multiple lightning wildfires
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire

The Boise BLM responded to twelve lightning ignited wildfires across the district today. Fire resources were able to contain the majority of today’s fires at small acreages and are now focusing on the Alkie, Benny and Cutoff fires, which have burned an estimated total of 1,900 acres.

Alkie Fire
·         Located approximately 7 miles north of Glenns Ferry, ID
·         Estimated at 1,000 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         No estimated contain or control time.

Benny Fire
·         Located approximately 9 miles north of Glenns Ferry, ID
·         Estimated at 400 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Consumed the Little C Fire.
·         No estimated contain or control time

Resources for Alkie and Benny fires –
6 dozers, 20 engines, 2 water tenders, 1 helicopter, 2 hand crews and the Mountain Home RFPA

Cutoff Fire
·         Located approximately 13 miles southwest of Grand View , ID
·         Estimated at 500 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Resources – Air attack, air tankers,  2 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender and Grand View Fire   Department
·         No estimated contain or control time

Big C Fire
·         Located approximately 9 miles northwest of Glenns Ferry, ID
·         Estimated at 1/2 acre
·         Cause – Lightning
·         No estimated contain or control time

Muddy Fire
·         Located approximately 30 miles southeast of Jordan Valley, OR
·         Estimated at 1/4 acre
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Estimated containment on 8/19/2018, No estimated control time

Poison Fire
·         Located approximately 25 miles southwest of Bruneau, ID
·         Estimated at 1/4 acre
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Contained and controlled at 12:30 pm on 8/17/2018

MM 98 Fire HWY 20
·         Located approximately 1 mile northeast of Mountain Home, ID
·         Estimated at 1/10 acre
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Contained and controlled at 2:30 pm on 8/17/2018

MM 108 Fire HWY 20
·         Located approximately 8 miles northeast of Mountain Home Idaho, ID
·         Estimated at 1/10 acre
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Contained and controlled at 12:45 pm on 8/17/2018

Twenty Fire
·         Located approximately 5 miles northeast of Mountain Home, ID
·         Estimated at 1/10 acre
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Contained and controlled at 12:45 pm on 8/17/2018

Canyon Fire
·         Located approximately 5 miles north of Mountain Home, ID
·         Estimated at 3 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Contained at 1:00 pm on 8/17/2018, Controlled at 4:30 pm on 8/17/2018

Goldie Fire
·         Located approximately 10 miles south of Mountain Home, ID
·         Estimated at 4 acres
·         Cause – Lightning
·         Contained at 12:30 pm on 8/17/2018, No estimated control time
  
For More Information,

·         Jared Jablonski, Fire Information and Prevention Office, 208 384-3210