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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Indian Butte Fire Update


For Immediate Release: Sept. 13, 2018 8:20 a.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Indian Butte Fire
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
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Start Date: 09/12/2018
Location and Jurisdiction: Started on private land, burning onto BLM, 9 miles northwest of Dubois.
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size: 5000 acres approximately 
Percent Contained: No estimated containment
Fire Behavior: Active and running
Structures Threatened:  2 ranches located 1/3 northeast of fire and several campers. 
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and brush 
Fire Crews/Resources: 8 engines, 2 dozers, 1 fuel tender, 1 hand crew, 2 engines helped with initial attach from Central Idaho and South Idaho. A water tender, helicopter, EMTs and overheads are on the way.
Evacuations: No evaluation
Closures:  No closures
Summery: Southwest winds continued through the nigh and the fire is burning in a Northeast direction. It did received a touch of rain early this morning.