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Sunday, July 7, 2019

East Idaho Evening Fire Update 7/7/19


For Immediate Release: July 7, 2019, 8 p.m.
Contact: Kelsey Griffee, 208-521-8709

East Idaho Evening Fire Update
#HorseButteFire, #LakeChannelFire

Horse Butte Fire
Horse Butte Fire is now 80% contained. Thanks to the hardwork of firefighters on the ground and the support of air resources this morning, significant progress has been made. Currently, containment lines are being tested by passing thunderstorms, which have gusts of 35 to 40 mph. Firefighters continue to secure the fire perimeter and mop up hot spots.
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. 9,446 acres and growing.
Percent Contained: 80% contained. Containment estimated for 7/8/19. Control estimated for 7/9/19. 
Fire Behavior: Creeping and smoldering.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 13 engines, 2 dozers (BLM & USFS), 2 water tenders and Swan Valley Helitack (81 firefighters).
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

Lake Channel Fire
Containment lines are being tested by gusty winds. If containment lines hold, fire managers expect to call the Lake Channel 100% contained this evening at 9 p.m. Firefighters will continue securing the perimeter and mopping up until control is reached. Control is expected tomorrow evening.
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. 8,272 acres
Percent Contained: 90% contained, full containment estimated for 7/7/19 at 9 p.m. Control estimated for 7/8/19 evening.
Fire Behavior: Smoldering.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 6 engines, Snake River Hotshots, a 20-person handcrew, 2 dozers, 1 water tender and 1 helicopter.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

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