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Sunday, July 26, 2020

EIIFC Update for Sunday 7/26/20 - Crews continue to make progress on fire containment for five southeast Idaho wildfires

 

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2020 8:00 a.m.

Contact: Bruce Hallman, bhallman@blm.gov, 208-497-5934

 

 

EIIFC Update for Sunday 7/26/20

Crews continue to make progress on fire containment for all five southeast Idaho wildfires

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Firefighters continue to make good progress on all initial attack. Fire officials anticipate high winds and additional lightning early this week. Please be mindful of your activities on public lands. The US Forest Service has seen an increase in abandoned campfires – take the time to properly extinguish them. 

Don’t let your summer go up in smoke!

 

Kyle Canyon Fire

·   Located approximately 9 miles northeast of Howe

·   Single tree (0.1 acre)

·   Fire resources – 1 engine and 1 helicopter

·   Crews are hiking back through rugged, steep terrain to reach the fire this morning and anticipate controlling by 6:00pm tonight.

 

Chandler Fire

·   Located approximately 9 miles west of Pingree

·   251 acres

·   Fire resources – 4 engines, 1 bulldozer, 2 single resources

·   Dozer line completely around the fire – containment at 1915 last night.

·   This will be the last update for this fire. Incident commander will start releasing resources throughout the day.

 

Samaria Fire

·   Located approximately 6 miles southwest of Malad

·   287 acres

·   Fire resources – 4 engines, 1 bulldozer, 4 20-person handcrews, 1 single resource, 2 helicopters, 4 single engine air tankers (SEAT), air attack and a lead plane

·   Firefighters conducted burnout operations late into the night. North and east perimeters are looking secure at this time. Additional hand crews are in route for today and will focus on tying into existing fire line. Helicopter is flying the perimeter this morning to assess size and potential fire activity.

 

West Bank Fire

·   Located approximately 4 miles northeast of Aberdeen adjacent to American Falls Reservoir

·   2 acres burned

·   Fire resources – 1 engine, 1 hand crew

·   Cause under investigation

·   Fire 100% contained at 9:00pm last night

·   This will be the final update for this fire

 

IA5 Fire (name pending)

·   Located approximately 4 miles south of Victor

·   Unknown acres (single tree in remote forest) – crew hiking in this morning

·   Fire resources – 1 engine, 1 hand crew