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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Malad Summit Fire 9/3/19 PM Update

For Immediate Release: September 03, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: EIIFC Fire Information, 208-497-5934

Malad Summit Fire
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The Malad Summit Fire, north of Malad Summit and west of I-15, has been mapped at 133 acres. Firefighters have made excellent progress, halting the fire’s forward progress. Structures are no longer threatened and evacuations are being lifted. Firefighters are still working to secure containment lines around the northern edge of the fire, where juniper is still burning. Through the evening firefighters will extinguish remaining heat within the fire’s perimeter. The next update will be tomorrow morning, unless significant activity occurs.

Start Date: September 3, 2019 at approximately 2 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: North of Malad Summit, west side of I-15. Started off the interstate burning onto USFS and private land.

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size:  133 acres

Percent Contained:  30% contained, containment estimated for 9/4/19 at 10 p.m.

Fire Behavior:  The fire is smoldering and burning juniper within containment lines.
Fuels and Terrain:  Juniper and grass on steep terrain.

Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines, 1 dozer, 1 water tender, 1 handcrew and helicopter. Air tankers have been released. Bannock and Oneida county resources remain on scene.

Structures Threatened: Structures are no longer threatened.

Evacuations: Evacuations have been lifted.

Closures: No closures

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