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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Twin Falls BLM Fire Update


For Immediate Release: July 19, 2020

Contact: Rebecca Flick, 208-308-5991

 

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update

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Dempsey Fire

 

●       Location: approximately 7 miles southwest of Davis Mountain, on the west side of the Dempsey Meadow drainage

●       Size: estimated at 6 acres

●       Containment: estimated for 7/19 at 6 p.m.
●       Control: estimated for 7/20 at 6 p.m.
●       Resources: Sawtooth National Forest engine, three Boise BLM engines, four Twin Falls BLM engines, one dozer, one water tender, one helicopter

●       Fuel type: brush and grass
●       Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping

●       Structures threatened: no
●       Cause: under investigation


The Dempsey Fire was reported yesterday, July 18th, around 7 p.m. The fire is burning in heavy brush and grass. Resources are creating containment lines with chain saws, hand tools, and bladder bags (
5-Gallon Backpack Suppression Water Bag). Terrain, hot temperatures, gusty winds, and dry conditions are making progress slow.


 

For More Information,
●       Becca Flick, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, rflick
@blm.gov
●       208-308-5991
●       Idaho Wildfires visit 
www.IdahoFireInfo.com