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Friday, July 24, 2020

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update


 

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2020

Contact: Kelsey Brizendine 208-308-5991

 

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update

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Interchange Fire

       Location: 15 miles east of Burley, between I-84 and I-86 near mile marker 222

       Size: estimated at 1,200 acres

       Containment: 7/24 at 8 a.m.

       Control: 7/24 at 8 p.m.

       Resources: one Sawtooth National Forest engine, five BLM engines

       Fuel type: grass and brush

       Fire behavior: smoldering

       Structures threatened: power poles and radio/cell towers in the area, but no longer threatened

       Cause: under investigation, natural causes suspected

 

The Interchange fire was reported to South Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center around 5:40 p.m. on July 23rd. The fire spread quickly due to passing thunderstorms. Burley Rural Fire Department (RFD), North Cassia RFD, and Raft River RFD along with BLM and Forest Service engines responded to the blaze, working quickly to slow the spread. While the Rural Fire Departments were released last night, the federal engines remain on scene mopping up hot spots and improving containment lines. A mapping mission is scheduled for this afternoon.

 

 

Black Butte Fire

       Location: approximately 15 miles south of Glenns Ferry

       Size: estimated 700 acres

       Containment: estimated 7/24 at 4 p.m.

       Control: estimated 7/25 at 6 p.m.

       Resources: four Twin Falls District BLM engines, one dozer and one water tender

       Fuel type: grass and brush

       Fire behavior: smoldering

       Structures threatened: none

       Cause: lightning

 

The Black Butte fire was reported to South Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center around 7 p.m. on July 23rd. Isolated thunderstorms in the area caused the fire to grow quickly with continuous fuel and gusty winds. Saylor Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association (RFPA), Three Creek RFPA and Twin Falls District BLM engine crews worked last night to construct containment lines around the fire. A mapping mission is scheduled for this afternoon. BLM crews remain on scene, mopping up hot spots and improving containment lines.



For More Information,
●       Kelsey Brizendine, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, 
kbrizendine@blm.gov
●       208-308-5991
●       Idaho Wildfires visit 
www.IdahoFireInfo.com