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Friday, July 3, 2020

Howe Peak Fire & Sage Junction Fire 7.3.2020 PM Update


For Immediate Release: July 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Contact: EIIFC Fire Information, 208-497-5934

 

Howe Peak Fire & Sage Junction Fire

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*Last update until substantial activity occurs*

Howe Peak Fire

Start Date: July 2, 2020 at approximately 1 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: Started 4 miles southwest of Howe, Idaho, along Highway 33. Started on BLM and has burned INL and USFS.  

Cause: Human caused - under investigation

Fire Size: 6,621 acres

Percent Contained:  60% contained, containment estimated for 7/4/2020 at 6 p.m. 

Fire Behavior: hot spots within the interior of the fire perimeter  

Fuels and Terrain: Grass, shrubs and juniper in steep terrain.

Fire Crews/Resources: 6 engines, 1 dozer, 4 handcrews, 1 water tender, and 1 helicopter (BLM & USFS).

Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.

Evacuations: No evacuations

Closures: No closures

Firefighters will continue securing the west side of the fire and mopping up hot spots.

Sage Junction Fire

Start Date: July 3, 2020 at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: Started 4 miles south of Hamer. BLM lands.

Cause: Human caused - under investigation

Fire Size: 117 acres

Percent Contained:  80% contained, full containment expected July 3, 2020 at 10 p.m.  

Fire Behavior: smoldering within the fire perimeter  

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and shrubs on flat ground.

Fire Crews/Resources: 3 engines remain on scene (BLM & USFS)

Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.

Evacuations: No evacuations

Closures: No closures

Federal firefighters along with Hamer FD, West Jefferson FD, Roberts FD and Central FD were able to quickly stop the fire spread this afternoon. Firefighters expect to contain the fire this evening, July 3 at 10 p.m.

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