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Saturday, July 6, 2019

East Idaho Evening Fire Update 7/6/19


For Immediate Release: July 6, 2019, 8:30 p.m.


East Idaho Evening Fire Update

Storms with strong erratic winds are moving over the fires causing extreme fire behavior, making containment challenging. Firefighters will continue fighting the fires through the night and additional resources have been ordered. This will be the last news release tonight unless significant activity occurs.

Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 7 miles north of Raft River on BLM. #BLMIFDFire
Cause: Lightning
Fire Size: approx. 1,100 acres
Percent Contained: 10% contained, full containment estimated for 7/7/19 at 6 p.m. Control estimated for 7/8/2019 at 6 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Running
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines, Snake River Hotshots, 1 Inkom Fire Dept. water tender, 1 helicopter, 1 dozer and 1 heavy air tanker. Ordering additional resources.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

#HorseButteFire
Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 5:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 17 miles northwest of Aberdeen on BLM. #BLMIFDFire
Cause: Lightning.
Fire Size: approx. 4,000 acres and growing.
Percent Contained: 0% contained. Estimated containment 7/7/19 at 10 p.m. and control 7/9/19 at 8 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Running.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 2 engines, 1 dozer (BLM & USFS), 6 single air tankers, 1 heavy air tanker and 1 very large air tanker responding. Ordering additional resources.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

#RadarHillFire
Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 10 miles northeast of Dubois near Radar Hill on IDL.
Cause: Under investigation.
Fire Size: approx. 75 acres
Percent Contained: 60% contained, full containment estimated for 7/6/19 at 9:30 p.m. Control estimated for 7/7/2019 at 6 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Creeping.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 3 engines (BLM & USFS), Clark County Fire Dept. engine and Hamer Fire Dept. engines.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

Photos: Lake Channel Fire, Lake Channel Fire photo 2, Radar Butte Fire

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