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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Chesterfield Fire 8/15/2018 AM Update


For Immediate Release: August 15, 2018 8:30 a.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: 60%, containment estimated for 8/16/18
  
Fire Behavior: Fire is creeping and smoldering.

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.

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. High winds yesterday evening tested the retardant and dozer lines, but firefighters successfully held the fire within containment lines. Leading to no acerage gain overnight. Firefighters will work on securing the fire perimeter today with the goal of full containment tomorrow, August 16.