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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Desert Ride Fire Burning Near Menan Butte

Desert Ride Fire
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(#DesertRideFire, #BLMIFDFire, #CTNFFire)

Start Date: Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019

Location and Jurisdiction: Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management; approximately 11 miles west of Rexburg, Idaho near mile marker 68 off Hwy. 33

Cause: Unknown, investigators are ordered

Fire Size: 1,200 acres and growing

Percent Contained:  0% contained; containment estimated for 8/13/2019 at 10:00 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Running, propelled by 15 mph winds with gusts up to 20 mph
Fuels and Terrain:  Flat terrain burning in brush and grass and other fine flashy fuels

Fire Crews/Resources:  7 engines, two dozers, air attack, 6 single engine air tankers (SEATs), Clark County Rangeland Fire Protection Association (RFPA), West Jefferson, Robert’s Fire Dept., Central Fire, Hamer Fire and Madison Fire

Structures Threatened:  None at this time

Evacuations:  None
Closures: None
Summary: The Desert Ride Fire started late Sunday afternoon near the Menan Butte area. The fire is running in fine, flashy fuels. Various fire department cooperators are also on scene assisting with firefighting efforts. The spread potential is very high as winds continue to drive the fire through the brush.  

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