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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lyle Springs Fire Update Sept. 19 8 p.m.


For Immediate Release: Sept. 19, 2018 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Lyle Springs Fire Update
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Start Date: 09/18/2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 1 mile south of Harriman State Park on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size: 70 acres 
Percent Contained: 80% contained
Fire Behavior: Smoldering and creeping
Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and timber
Fire Crews/Resources: 8 engines, 1 helicopter with bucket and 2 handcrews
Evacuations: No evacuations at this time
Closures: No closures at this time, but we are asking people to stay off of road 767.
Summary: Crews finished mopping 33 ft in on the west end of the fire. On the east side, crews are preparing the ground for tomorrow. Tomorrow, crews will get in on both sides and try to get water on the entire fire and get the area mopped up at least 66 ft in.