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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Boise District BLM Fire - Evening Update




News Release

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2019
Contact: Jared Jablonski, 208-384-3378

Boise District BLM Fire - Evening Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire (#BLMBODFire)

Boise BLM crews continue to fight multiple lightning sparked wildfires across the district, including two new lighting fires, the Heart and Alkie fires, in the Weiser area. Boise BLM crews also responded to a suspected human caused fire, the Pen fire, above the Diversion Dam outside of Boise. The cause of the Penn fire is still under investigation.

Canmay Fire
●       Location: approximately eight miles north of Mountain Home, Id near the intersection of Canyon Creek and Mayfield roads
●       Size: mapped at 1,010 acres
●       Containment: 7/13 at 11:59 p.m.
●       Control: estimated 7/15 at 6 p.m.
●       Resources: four Boise BLM engines, one Boise BLM dozer and one Boise BLM water tender
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none 
●       Cause: lightning

Heart Fire
●       Location: approximately fifteen miles southeast of Weiser, Id near Heart Gulch
●       Size: estimated at 1500 acres
●       Containment: to be determined
●       Control: to be determined
●       Resources: two Boise BLM engines, two Vale BLM engines, two Boise BLM dozers, SEAT planes, rural fire department resources include Payette County, Gem County Two, Weiser, Sand Hollow, Ontario, Middleton, Parma, New Plymouth and the Black Canyon Rural Fire Protection Association.
●       Fire behavior: running
●       Structures threatened: none 
●       Cause: lightning

Alkie Fire
●       Location: approximately 20 miles southeast of Weiser, Id near Dry Creek  
●       Size: estimated at 86 acres
●       Containment: to be determined
●       Control: to be determined
●       Resources: three Boise BLM engines
●       Fire behavior: creeping
●       Structures threatened: none 
●       Cause: lightning

Pen Fire
●       Location: approximately four miles southeast of Boise, Id above the Diversion Dam
●       Size: mapped at 17.5 acres
●       Containment: 7/14 at 2:27 p.m.
●       Control: estimated 7/14 at 10 p.m.
●       Resources: two Boise BLM engines, one Forest Service engine and one Boise BLM water tender.
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none 
●       Cause: under investigation

Lock Fire
●       Location: approximately five miles northwest of Mountain Home, Id near Lockman Butte
●       Size: mapped at 165.8 acres
●       Containment: 7/14 at 12:28 a.m.
●       Control: 7/14 at 6:04 p.m.
●       Cause: lightning

Lydle Fire
●       Location: approximately ten miles southeast of Boise, Id near Bonneville Point
●       Size: mapped at 32 acres
●       Containment: 7/14 at 3:03 a.m.
●       Control: estimated 7/15 at 12 noon
●       Resources: one Boise BLM engine, SRV-19 hand crew and one BLM water tender
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none 
●       Cause: lightning

Bonneville Fire
●       Location: approximately 11 miles southeast of Boise, Id near Blacks Creek Road
●       Size: mapped at 7.7 acres
●       Contained 7/13 at 3:03 a.m.
●       Control: estimated 7/15 at 12 noon
●       Resources: one Boise BLM engine
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none 
●       Cause: lightning


For More Information,
·         Jared Jablonski, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, jjablonski@blm.gov
·         208.384-3378
·         Idaho Wildfires visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com

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