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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Indian Butte Fire Update

For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby,, (208) 497-7270

Indian Butte Fire Update
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Start Date: 09/12/2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: Started 8 miles northwest of Dubois, ID in Clark County. Burning on private, BLM, IDL and USFS.

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: 13,072 acres

Percent Contained: 93%, containment estimated for 9/19/18
Fire Behavior: Creeping and smoldering.

Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened.

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass, brush and timber.

Fire Crews/Resources: 12 engines, 4 handcrews, 4 dozers, 1 helicopters and 3 water tenders (170 personnel).

Evacuations:  No evacuations.

Closures:  Pleasant Valley Road and Dry Creek Road are closed. The Caribou-Targhee NF has enacted an Emergency Closure Order. The closure order can be viewed at

Summary: Firefighters will continue working to secure the perimeter and hope to achieve full containment by Wednesday night, Sept. 19. Crews continue to establish greater containment line depth on perimeter and mop up.