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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Treasureton Fire

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Contact: EIIFC Fire Information, 208-497-5934

Treasureton Fire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info(#TreasuretonFire, #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: August 15, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m. 

Location and Jurisdiction: 5 miles north of Preston, near Treasureton. Started on private forested, threatening BLM. 

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: 200 acres and growing

Percent Contained:  0% contained, containment estimated for 8/16/19 at 10 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Running and torching trees. 
Fuels and Terrain:  Rugged terrain covered in grass, brush and juniper. 

Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, 4 single engine air tankers, 2 heavy air tankers and a helicopter. County resources on scene. 

Structures Threatened: Structures are not immediately threatened, but are in the area. 

Evacuations: No evacuations

Closures: No closures