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Friday, July 31, 2020

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2020
Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-308-5991

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update
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Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire

The Drops fire was reported at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31st. Shoshone Rural Fire Department (RFD), Gooding RFD, Wendell RFD, Notch Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association (RFPA), and Twin Falls District BLM resources responded to the blaze. High winds, record high temperatures, and difficult terrain caused the fire to spread quickly. Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), helicopters, and the Very Large Airtanker (VLAT) work with ground crews to slow the blaze. Crews remain on scene creating containment lines and mopping up hot spots. All rural fire departments and RFPAs have been released. The partnership with these departments makes the difference in being able to catch these fires.

Drops Fire

● Location: north of Shoshone, behind the transfer station, near the Little Drops
● Size: estimated 3,000 acres
● Containment: estimated 8/2 at 4 p.m.
● Control: estimated 8/5 at 6 p.m.
● Resources: Two Sawtooth National Forest engines, two Boise BLM engines, seven TFD engines, two TFD water tenders, one Boise BLM dozer, one TFD dozer, six overhead, three helicopters, one Air Attack, one camp crew
● Fuel type: grass and brush
● Fire behavior: smoldering and running
● Structures threatened: yes
● Cause: under investigation

For More Information,
● Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer,
● 208-308-5991
● Idaho Wildfires visit

📸 VLAT dropping on the Drops Fire.