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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Firefighters make excellent progress on Blue Creek Fire

For Immediate Release:
Contact: EIIFC Fire Information, 208-497-5934

Firefighters make excellent progress on Blue Creek Fire
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DUBOIS, Idaho – Firefighters responded to the Blue Creek Fire at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The fire, which was located approximately 16 miles west of Dubois, ignited due to dry lightning in the area. Initially estimated at 400 acres, more accurate mapping, as well as a better visual in the morning hours, showed the fire was only 88 acres in size. Difficult access to the fire impeded suppression efforts, but firefighters were able to construct line around 80% of the fire by this morning.

Firefighters will continue suppression efforts today and monitor the area for isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds. Thirty-one personnel are on scene bolstering containment lines to prepare for gusty winds with predicted afternoon storms. The incident commander expects to have the fire 100% contained by this afternoon.

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