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Sunday, July 7, 2019

East Idaho Morning Fire Update 7/7/19


For Immediate Release: July 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m.

East Idaho Morning Fire Update
#HorseButteFire, #LakeChannelFire, #RadarHillFire

Firefighters worked through the night on the Horse Butte and Lake Channel Fires. 100% containment was achieved on the Radar Hill Fire last night at 10:30 p.m. Thunderstorms are expected again today over east Idaho.

Horse Butte Fire
The Horse Butte Fire was active through the night and continues to make runs, growing to approximately 8,000 acres. More resources are arriving on scene this morning and air resources have been ordered. Please remember not to fly drones in the area. If you fly, we can’t!
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. 8,000 acres and growing.
Percent Contained: 0% contained. No estimated containment.
Fire Behavior: Running.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 6 engines, 1 dozer (BLM & USFS), 2 water tenders and Swan Valley Helitack. 5 additional engines, 1 dozer, 1 water tender and air resources ordered.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

Lake Channel Fire
Engines and the dozer are close to securing the south edge of the fire this morning. Then firefighters will focus on securing the northeast corner. Firefighters will face challenges containing the fire’s northern edge due to lava fields making access difficult.
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. 5,000 acres
Percent Contained: 40% contained, full containment estimated for 7/8/19. Control estimated for 7/9/2019 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 a 20-person handcrew and 1 engine.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

Radar Hill Fire
Two engines will finish mopping up hot spots in the interior of the fire perimeter. Control is estimated by this evening.
Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 10 miles northeast of Dubois near Radar Hill on IDL. #BLMIFDFire #IDLFire
Cause: Under investigation.
Fire Size: approx. 75 acres
Percent Contained: 100% contained at 7/6/19 at 10:30 p.m. Control estimated for 7/7/2019 at 6 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Hot spots in the interior of the fire perimeter.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 2 engines (BLM & USFS)
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

Photo: BLM Engine 3451 fights the Lake Channel Fire into the night

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