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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2019
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-732-7315

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Pot Hole Fire

●       Location: approximately 14 miles south of Hammett, near the Saylor Creek Range
●       Size: estimated 70,000 acres
●       Containment: unknown
●       Control: unknown
●       Resources: Saylor Creek Rangeland Protection Association (RFPA), Three Creek RFPA, King Hill Rural Fire Department, United States Air Force Engine 101, 14 engines, three dozers, two water tenders, one camp crew, one type two hand crew, ten overhead
●       Fuel type: brush and grass
●       Fire behavior: running and smoldering
●       Structures threatened: none
●       Cause: under investigation

The Pot Hole fire was reported to South Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center around 1:30 p.m. on August 6th.  The fire grew quickly, with continuous fuel, high temperatures, low humidity and moderate winds pushing the flames.  A wind shift late in the evening cause the fire to switch directions and make a big push towards Horse Butte, adding additional acres. Fire fighters conducted a burn out operation throughout the night, to help slow the running fire.
Fire fighters face a difficult day today, with high temperatures, low humidity, moderate winds, and passing thunderstorms predicted over the fire area. Additional ground and air resources will arrive throughout the day.

For More Information,
●       Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer,
●       208-308-5991
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