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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Rattlesnake Fire 8/1/2019 AM Update

Rattlesnake Fire
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The Rattlesnake Fire started at approximately 4 p.m. July 31, 2019 on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The fire grew to 18 acres Wednesday evening. Firefighters are making good progress and will continue building containment lines today. Containment is expected Thursday, August 1 at 6 p.m. 

Start Date: July 31, 2019, approx. 4 p.m.  
Location and Jurisdiction: Two miles east of Malad, on the east side of Interstate-15. Located on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Cause: Lightning.
Fire Size: 18 acres
Percent Contained: Containment estimated for 8/1/2019 at 6 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Creeping.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass, brush and juniper. Steep terrain.
Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines, 1 handcrew, 1 dozer and 1 helicopter (BLM & USFS).
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.