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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Chesterfield Fire 8/15/2018 PM Update

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

Chesterfield Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info

Start Date: 08/13/2018 early morning

Location and Jurisdiction: Approximately 1 mile north of Chesterfield Reservoir on Fort Hall Reservation, BLM and private.

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: 2,380 acres (aerial mapping)

Percent Contained: 60%, containment estimated for 8/16/18
Fire Behavior: Fire is smoldering. Maple and aspen stringers interior of the fire perimeter continue to burn.

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, 3 dozers and 1 helicopter.

Evacuations:  No evacuations.

Closures:  No closures.

Summary: Firefighters will continue securing the fire perimeter today with the goal of full containment tomorrow, August 16. Smoke is coming from maple and aspen stringers within the fire perimeter and containment lines.