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Monday, August 13, 2018

Chesterfield Fire

For Immediate Release: August 13, 2018 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Fort Hall Emergency Operations Center, 208-237-0137

Chesterfield Fire Update
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Start Date: 08/13/2018 morning
Location and Jurisdiction: North of Chesterfield Reservoir on Fort Hall Reservation and a small portion of State land

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: estimated 1,500 acres

Percent Contained: 30%, containment estimated for 8/14/18 at 9 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Running and very active. Moving to the east.

Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened

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

Fire Crews/Resources: 6 engines, 3 dozers, 3 single air tankers, 2 heavy air tankers, 1 helicopter and 2 fireboss planes.

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 line around a large portion of the fire, but the east, southeast portion of the fire is in steep, difficult terrain for firefighters to access. The east, southeast portion of the fire is very active and burning in the Rocky Canyon area. Multiple retardant and water drops are being made to slow the fire’s progress. Planes and helicoptors are scooping water from the Chesterfield Reservoir.