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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Friday, August 2, 2019

For Immediate Release: August 2, 2019
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Several thunderstorms passed through the Twin Falls District (TFD) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last night, sparking several fires on public land. Additional thunderstorms are predicted for today, bringing erratic high winds and low relative humidity.

Spud Fire

●       Location: approximately 12 miles southwest of Carey, near Craters of the Moon National Monument and   
●       Size: estimated 2,500 acres
●       Containment: unknown
●       Control: unknown
●       Resources: seven TFD engines, one water tender, one dozer, one camp crew, three overhead, multiple
●       Fuel type: brush and grass
●       Fire behavior: running and smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none
●       Cause: lightning suspected
The Spud fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. on August 1st, and is burning on the lava flows near Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, creating difficult conditions for fire fighters. Lava rock and large caverns are limiting access and fire fighters are relaying on support from the air to reach these locations. Additional thunderstorms and high winds are predicted over the fire area today.

Peavey Fire

●       Location: approximately 14 miles north of Minidoka
●       Size: 464 acres
●       Containment: estimated for 8/2 at 8 p.m.
●       Control: estimated for 8/4 at 6 p.m.
●       Resources: two Sawtooth National Forest engines, one TFD engine, one overhead
●       Fuel type: grass and brush
       Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping with short runs
●       Structures threatened: none
●       Cause: lightning suspected

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