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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Multiple Fires Erupt Along Highway 20

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Firefighters are responding to several fire starts along Highway 20, approximately 20 miles west of Idaho Falls. Fire investigators are en route.

Telegraph Fire: Located approximately 20 miles west of Idaho Falls, the Telegraph Fire is running through sagebrush and grass. The fire is approximately 700 acres. Seven engines from the Idaho National Laboratory and Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center are on scene along with four dozers, air attack, four single engine air tankers (SEATs) and one type three helicopter. Crews are making good progress and the engines and dozers are engaging both flanks (sides) of the fire. The fire is operating under unified command with joint incident commanders from the INL and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Moderate winds are pushing the fire northeast but are anticipated to dissipate this evening. Incident Commander Farron Kunkel states that firefighters will work late tonight to complete a line around the fire and stop forward spread.

Corral Fire: Approximately 20 miles west of Idaho Falls. Crews from the City of Idaho Falls and INL have stopped the spread of Corral Fire and are currently mopping up. Fire officials anticipate this fire will be contained at 9:00 p.m. tonight.