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Friday, July 17, 2020

Generic Fire Update 7/17/2020 5:30PM

News Release

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2020 5 p.m.
Contact: East Idaho Interagency Fire Center Information, 208-497-5934

Generic Fire Update
Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
Facebook: Idaho Fire Info
(#GenericFire & #BLMIFDFire)

Start Date: 07/17/2020 at approximately 11:55 a.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: 15 miles West of St. Anthony, access off the Egin-Hamer road near the Sand Dunes.  (BLM)

Cause: Under investigation

Fire Size: 9.3 Acres

Percent Contained:  0%, full containment estimated for 7/17/20 at 6 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Fire activity has subsided to creeping and smoldering.  Winds are in excess of 30 MPH.   

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and brush.

Fire Crews/Resources: 8 engines & 5 water tenders (BLM, USFS, Hamer VFD, Madison County & South Fremont Fire Departments), 1 helicopter, 1 retardant plane and a BLM dozer worked the fire today.

Structures Threatened:  No structures threatened.

Evacuations:  No evacuations.

Closures:  No closures.  St. Anthony Sand Dunes are still open to recreation. 

Summary: The Generic Fire started at approximately 11:55 p.m. today 15 miles West St. Anthony and adjacent to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.  Access is off the Egin-Hamer road.   BLM, Forest Service, Madison County, South Fremont and the Hamer Fire Departments worked together to fight the fire. The fire now has water, retardant or dozer line all around it and is expected to be contained today at 6 P.M.  The fire ran into the St. Anthony Sand Dunes which helped stop the forward spread.   

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