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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Sunday, July 14, 2019




For Immediate Release: July 14, 2019
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-308-5991

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire (#BLMTFDFire)

Isolated thunder storms and high winds are predicted over the fire area today. Fire fighters are working hard to create containment lines and mop up hot spots. A mapping mission is scheduled for this morning to gather more accurate acreage estimates for both fires. Additional resources will arrive throughout the day.

Ridgeline Fire

       Location: approximately seven miles northeast of Albion
       Size: estimated 1000 acres
       Containment: estimated 7/14 at 10 p.m.
       Control: estimated 7/16 at 10 p.m.
       Resources: Cassia Rural Fire Department, Albion Rural Fire Department, one Sawtooth National Forest engine, four Twin Falls District BLM Fire Management (TFD) engines, one TFD dozer, one TFD water tender, Snake River Hotshot Crew, one Helitack, TFD camp crew
       Fuel type: grass, brush, juniper
●       Fire behavior: moderate fire behavior with some running and spotting
       Structures threatened: not immediately threatened but structures are in the area
       Cause: lightning

Smith Fire

       Location: approximately five miles south of Lake Walcott and north of I-86
       Size: estimated 1,200 acres
       Containment: estimated 7/14 at 12 p.m.
       Control: estimated 7/14 at 6 p.m.
       Resources: Cassia Rural Fire Department, three Twin Falls District BLM Fire Management (TFD) engines, one TFD dozer, one TFD water tender
●       Fire behavior: smoldering, creeping and running
       Structures threatened: none 
       Cause: lightning








For More Information,
●       Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, 
kbrizendine@blm.gov
●       208-308-5991
●       Idaho Wildfires visit 
www.IdahoFireInfo.com