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Idaho Fire Incident Map

Monday, August 10, 2020



For Immediate Release: August 10, 2020

Contact: Jared Jablonski, (208) 384-3378





Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire 


The Boise District BLM responded to two wildfires overnight and fire resources were able to stop all active fire spread. Fire crews are working hard to secure containment lines and will continue to mop up hot spots throughout the day. 


Please remember that we are in peak fire season and are experiencing high temperatures, low relative humidity and extremely dry vegetation. In these volatile conditions, it only takes one small spark to ignite a potentially devastating wildfire.


Duck Fire 

·         Location: approximately seven miles northwest of Mountain Home, Id near the

intersection of Ditto Creek Road and Desert Duck Avenue

·         Size: estimated at 100 acres

·         Estimated containment: 10:00 am on 8/10/2020

·         Estimated control: 6:00 pm on 8/10/2020

·         Resources: four BLM engines, one BLM dozer, one BLM water tender and Oasis Fire

·         Fire behavior: smoldering

·         Structures: one structure lost  

·         Cause: under investigation 


Halverson Fire 

·         Location: approximately five miles south of Melba, Id near Celebration Park 

·         Size: estimated at 70 acres

·         Estimated containment: 8:30 am on 8/10/2020

·         Resources: four BLM engines, Melba Fire and Murphy-Reynolds-Wilson Fire

·         Fire behavior: smoldering 

·         Structures: none threatened

·         Cause: under investigation