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Monday, July 20, 2020

Chinese Peak Fire 7/20/2020 PM Update

News Release

For Immediate Release: July 20, 2020 7 p.m.

Contact: East Idaho Interagency Fire Center Information, 208-497-5934

 

Chinese Peak Fire Update

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 *Next update will occur when 100% containment is reached or substantial activity*

 

Start Date: 07/19/2020 at approximately 3:00 P.M.

 

Location and Jurisdiction: 1 Mile South of Pocatello (BLM and Private)

 

Cause:  Under investigation, started on private ground

 

Fire Size: 1546 Acres (increase due to more accurate mapping)

 

Percent Contained:  50% contained, estimated full containment 7/21/2020 at 7 P.M.

 

Fire Behavior: Smoldering with isolated torching.  

 

Fuels and Terrain: Grass, brush and juniper.

 

Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines (BLM & FS), 1 helicopter, 2 BLM dozers, and 5 handcrews. Pocatello FD, Chubbuck FD, Inkom, North Bannock and Pocatello Valley FD engines.

 

Structures Threatened: No structures currently threatened.

 

Evacuations: No evacuations.

 

Closures:  Road closures in effect along N. Stockman Road and Barton Road to Chinese Peak.  

 

Summary: Firefighters worked to secure and extinguish heat along the fire perimeter today. The fire did not grow and held within containment lines. Full containment has been pushed back to tomorrow, 7/21/2020, evening to ensure there is no remaining heat within brush and juniper along the north edge of the fire.