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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Antelope Fire Afternoon Update -July 23, 2020

News Release 

DATE:  July 23, 2020 

CONTACT: Jared Jablonski, (208) 384-3378 



Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire #AntelopeFire 

Start Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2020 

Location and Jurisdiction:  16 miles SW of Grandview, ID in the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness areaBoise District, Bureau of Land Management 

Cause: Lightning  

Fire Size: Estimated at 2,000 acres 

 Contained7/23/20 at noon 

Estimated Control: 7/24/20 at 8:00 pm 

Fire Behavior: Creeping, smoldering 

Structures Threatened:  No immediate threat to structures 

Fuels and Terrain:  The Antelope Fire is burning in grass, brush and juniper 

Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines, dozer, 1 water tender2 hand crewsmedium helicopters. Estimated total personnel: 48 

Evacuations:  None 

Closures:  The Perjue Trail will remained closed until the Antelope Fire is controlled 

Summary:  Crews were able to stop the fires progress at established containment lines overnight and will continue to mop up hotspots throughout today and tomorrow. The fire area is under a Red Flag Warning until 9:00 pm Thursday afternoon for thunderstorms with potential outflow winds ranging from 40 - 60 mph. Fire crews will continue to monitor the weather in order to safely meet firefighting objectives. 

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