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Monday, September 24, 2018

Twin Falls District Fire Update


For Immediate Release: September 24, 2018
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-308-5991


Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Conner Fire
      Location: four miles southeast of Malta
      Size: estimated 13,500 acres
      Containment: estimated 9/25 at 8 p.m.
      Control: estimated 9/27 at 8 p.m.
      Resources: Raft River RFD,one Sawtooth National Forest engine, two Boise BLM engines,
six Twin Falls Fire engines, two dozers,  two hand crews, BLM camp crew
      Fuel type: grass, brush, timber
      Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping
      Structures threatened: structures in the area but not immediately threatened
      Cause: human- escaped agriculture burn
Firefighters continue to construct containment lines on the north, west and eastern flanks,
while aircraft focus on the southern flank. Fire activity has slowed, with most of the active
flame inside containment lines. Fire investigators determined the fire to be caused by an
escaped agriculture burn that was conducted on private land adjacent to public lands.
For More Information,
      Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, kbrizendine@blm.gov
      208-308-5991
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