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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Antelope Fire

News Release 
DATE:  July 22, 2020 
CONTACT: Jared Jablonski, (208) 384-3378 

Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire #AntelopeFire  
Start Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 
Location and Jurisdiction:  16 miles SW of Grandview, ID.  Boise District, Bureau of Land Management 
Cause: Lightning  
Fire Size: Estimated at 2,000 acres 
Estimated Containment: 7/23/20 at 11:00 am 
Estimated Control: 7/24/20 at 8:00 pm 
Fire Behavior: Fire is actively burning and be driven by shifting winds and steep topography 
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 crew, 1 very large airtanker (VLAT), 2 heavy airtankers and medium helicopters. Estimated total personnel: 52 
Evacuations:  None 
Closures:  The Perjue Trail will remained closed for the duration of the wildfire 

Summary:  Crews continue to establish containment lines along the fire perimeter but shifting winds and steep terrain are slowing progress.  The fire area is under a Red Flag Warning until Thursday afternoon for high temperatures, low relative humidity and potential outflow winds in excess of 50 mph near thunderstorms Fire crews will continue to monitor the weather in order to safely meet firefighting objectives. 

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Antelope Fire