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Friday, August 16, 2019

Boise District BLM Fire Update

News Release

For Immediate Release: August 16, 2019
Contact: Jared Jablonski, 208-384-3378

Boise District BLM Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire (#BLMBODFire)

The Boise District BLM is fighting three wildfires near the Blacks Creek and Mayfield Road area southeast of Boise. Fire crews worked hard through the night to stop fire spread and will continue securing containment lines throughout the day

Mayfield Fire
●       Location: approximately 17 miles southeast of Boise, Id near the intersection of Slater Creek and Mayfield road
●       Size: estimated 850 to 1,000 acres
●       Containment: estimated 8/16 at 8:00 p.m.
●       Control: estimated 8/17 at 6:00 p.m.
●       Resources: four BLM engines, one Forest Service engine, one BLM dozer, Mountain Home RFPA engines and dozers, one BLM water tender, 1 hotshot crew, and 1 helicopter.
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: None 
●       Cause: human - under investigation

Prospect Fire
●       Location: approximately 14 miles southeast of Boise, Id near the intersection of Blacks Creek and Mayfield road
●       Size: estimated at 500 acres
●       Containment: estimated 8/16 at 10:00 p.m.
●       Control: no estimated control time
●       Resources: four BLM engines, one Forest Service engine, two BLM dozers, Mountain Home RFPA engines and dozers, one BLM water tender, 1 hotshot crew,  and 1 helicopter.
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none 
●       Cause: human - under investigation

Pole Fire
●       Location: approximately 14 miles southeast of Boise, Id near the intersection of Blacks Creek and Mayfield road
●       Size: estimated at 5 acres
●       Containment: 8/16 at 1:45 a.m.
●       Control: estimated 8/16 at 6:00 p.m.
●       Resources: one engine strike team
●       Fire behavior: smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none 
●       Cause: human - under investigation


For More Information,
·         Jared Jablonski, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, jjablonski@blm.gov
·         208.384-3378
·         Idaho Wildfires visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.