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Friday, July 3, 2020

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update


For Immediate Release: July 3, 2020 

Contact: Rebecca Flick, 208-308-5991

 

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update

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The Black Canyon fire was reported to South Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center around 4 p.m. on July 3. Isolated thunderstorms, gusty winds and continuous fuel caused the fire to grow quickly. Bliss Rural Fire Department (RFD) and Twin Falls District BLM engine crews, along with aircraft, are working to construct containment lines around the fire.

Black Canyon Fire

       Location: approximately 5 miles northeast of Bliss, on the north side of Highway 26

       Size: estimated over 50 acres

       Containment: estimated 7/3 at 11 p.m.

       Control: estimated 7/4 6 p.m.

       Resources: Bliss RFD, three TFD engines, one Air Attack, three Single Engine Air Tankers, one Heavy          Air Tanker and one Very Large Air Tanker, and three overhead.

       Fuel type: grass and brush

       Fire behavior: running

       Structures threatened: none

       Cause: under investigation


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