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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Monday, August 12, 2019

Desert Ride Fire

For Immediate Release: August 12, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Contact: EIIFC Fire Information, 208-497-5934

Desert Ride Fire
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The Desert Ride Fire is approximately 7,500 acres, it is being mapped now. Firefighters have stopped the fire’s forward progress, achieving 50% containment. Dozer line is around 90% of the fire perimeter and engines are working to extinguish any heat along the line.

Winds are expected to pick up this afternoon, which may test containment lines. Fire managers still expect full containment by Tuesday evening.

Start Date: August 11, 2019 at approximately 6 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: 11 miles west of Rexburg, Highway 33 near mile marker 68. BLM

Cause: Human caused, under investigation

Fire Size: 7,500 acres approximately

Percent Contained:  50% contained, containment estimated for 8/13/19 at 10 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Smoldering
Fuels and Terrain:  Flat terrain burning in brush and grass and other fine flashy fuels

Fire Crews/Resources: 9 engines, 2 dozers, 2 water tenders

Structures Threatened: No structures threatened

Evacuations: No evacuations

Closures: No closures