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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Rattlesnake Fire

DATE: July 31, 2019, 6 p.m. 
CONTACT: East Idaho Fire Center Information, 208-497-5934

Rattlesnake Fire
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The Rattlesnake Fire started at approximately 4 p.m. July 31, 2019 on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The fire is five acres and running to the north. The fire is located two miles due east of Malad and east of Interstate-15. There are no closures, but smoke may reduce visibility in the area.  Winds were up to 30 mph when firefighters arrived, but have since died down and firefighters report that they are making good progress.

Start Date: July 31, 2019, approx. 4 p.m. 
Location and Jurisdiction: Two miles east of Malad, on the east side of Interstate-15. Located on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Cause: Lightning.
Fire Size: 5 acres and growing
Percent Contained: Containment estimated for 8/1/2019 at 6 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Creeping and running.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass, brush and juniper. Terrain is steep.
Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines, 1 handcrew, 1 dozer and 1 helicopter (BLM & USFS).
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.