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Monday, July 8, 2019

East Idaho Morning Fire Update 7/8/19


For Immediate Release: July 8, 2019, 8 a.m.
Contact: East Idaho Fire Center Information, 209-497-5934

East Idaho Morning Fire Update
#HorseButteFire, #LakeChannelFire

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for July 7 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. for scattered thunderstorms.
Horse Butte Fire
Horse Butte Fire is now 80% contained. Firefighters continue to secure the fire perimeter and mop up hot spots. Containment is expected this evening.
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: mapped at 9,446 acres
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: 11 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 held through the wind event yesterday. Fire managers called the Lake Channel Fire 100% contained July 7 at 9 p.m. Firefighters will continue to mop up residual heat today, with full control expected this 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: mapped at 8,272 acres
Percent Contained: 100% contained, 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.

Photo: Sunset on the Lake Channel Fire