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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Michaud Creek Fire Update 15 Sept 6:00 p.m.


For Immediate Release: Sept. 15, 2018 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Gorby, kgorby@fs.fed.us, (208) 497-7270

Michaud Creek Fire Update
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Start Date: 09/15/2018 12:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: Located 2 miles south of Pocatello Airport on BIA land
Cause: Under investigation
Fire Size:  254 acres 
Percent Contained: 40% contain, estimated contain time 9/16 10 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Smoldering with occasional torching 
Structures Threatened: Two secondary trailers were burned in the fire, these are not primary residences and 1 out building 
Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and juniper
Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines, 1 dozer and 1 Type 3 IC
Evacuations: No evacuations
Closures: No closures
Summery: Visibility on I-15 is low due to the smoke, there are signs on highway before smoke, warning drivers. The fire is knocked down. The team is working on moping up along the dozer line on the east flank. Heavy winds have been constant on the fire, with 40+ mph gusts forecast to hit the fire in the next 30 minutes.