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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Chesterfield Fire 8/14/2018 PM Update

For Immediate Release: August 14, 2018 4:15 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, 208-521-8709

Chesterfield Fire Update
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Start Date: 08/13/2018 early morning

Location and Jurisdiction: Approximately 1 mile north of Chesterfield Reservoir on Fort Hall Reservation. Has now burned onto private and BLM lands.

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: 2,380 acres (aerial mapping)

Percent Contained: 50%, containment estimated for 8/16/18
Fire Behavior: Fire is creeping and smoldering, testing containment lines as winds pick up.

Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and brush in steep terrain.

Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines, 2 brush trucks, 1 20-person handcrew, 9 smokejumpers and 3 dozers. 2 helicopters and 2 firebosses.

Evacuations:  No evacuations.

Closures:  No closures.

Summary: The Chesterfield Fire started the morning of 8/13/2018 approximately one mile north of Chesterfield Reservoir on Fort Hall Reservation. Fire managers report that there is retardant or dozer line around the fire at this time. Winds are starting to pick up, causing the fire to creep through retardant lines. Firefighters are working to secure fireline with the help of helicoptors and firebosses dropping water. The steep, rugged terrain is making containment difficult, full containment expected 8/16/2018.