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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2019
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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A Red Flag Warning is in effect from noon today to 9 p.m. this evening for gusty winds and low humidity over the fire areas today.

Lookout Point Fire
●       Location: approximately 25 miles northwest of Murphy Hot Springs, near Bruneau Canyon  
●       Size: estimated at over 8,000 acres
●       Containment: unknown
●       Control: unknown
●       Resources: Three Creek RFPA, one dozer, seven Smoke Jumpers, two helicopters, one hot shot crew and one hand crew  and multiple fixed wing aircraft
●       Fuel type: grass and brush
●       Fire behavior: smoldering and running
●       Structures threatened: yes
●       Cause: lightning

Hot Springs Fire

●       Location: approximately 30 miles northeast of Murphy Hot Springs, near the Bruneau Canyon
●       Size: 11,300 acres
●       Contained: 7/23 at 8 p.m.
●       Control: 7/25 at 8 p.m.
●       Resources: two overhead, seven TFD engines, one dozer, one water tender, TFD Camp Crew
●       Fuel type: brush and grass
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none
●       Cause: lightning

Lava Fire

●       Location: approximately three miles northeast of Shoshone
●       Size: estimated at 1,300 acres
●       Containment: estimated for 7/25 at 8 p.m.
●       Control: estimated for 7/27 at 8 p.m.  
●       Resources: two hot shot crews, two TFD engines, one water tender, one dozer, four overhead
●       Fuel type: grass and brush
●       Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping
●       Structures threatened: structures in the area, but not immediately threatened
●       Cause: lightning suspected

Waters Fire-Final Update
●       Location: approximately seven miles northwest of Richfield 
●       Size: 133 acres
●       Containment: 7/24 at 1 p.m.
●       Control: 7/25 at 1 p.m.
●       Resources: one engine, one type two hand crew
●       Fuel type: grass and brush
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none
●       Cause: lightning

For More Information,
●       Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer,
●       208-308-5991
●       Idaho Wildfires visit