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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Firefighters fully suppressing two fires located near the Idaho/Wyoming border



NEWS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: EIIFC Fire Information, 208-497-5934

 

Firefighters fully suppressing two fires located near the Idaho/Wyoming border

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IDAHO FALLS, ID – Two fires reported Sunday morning are burning in the backcountry near the Idaho/Wyoming border. High winds and steep, rugged terrain are impeding firefighting efforts.

 

Dry Waterfall

·   Located near Upper Palisades Lake, 9 miles east of Swan Valley

·   Size: .1 acre

·   Cause: Lightning

·   Fire resources: Helitack Crew. Five crew members are on scene

·   Contained: 0%

 

Smoky Hollow

·   Located approximately 6 miles southwest of Wilson, Wyoming, just above Mosquito Creek

·   Size: 10 acres

·   Cause: Undetermined

·   Fire resources: 15 firefighters currently on scene.

·   Contained: 0%

·   The fire is burning in very steep terrain with an estimated 50% slope. Multiple falling snags and high winds are affecting firefighter’s ability to engage the fire safely. No structures are threatened. The public is asked to stay out of the area.

 

Black Sand Fire

·   Started: 08/28/2020

·   Located adjacent to the St. Anthony Sand Dunes

·   Size: 129 acres

·   Cause: Lightning

·   Contained: Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 p.m. This is the final update of the Black Sand Fire.

 

 

Dry Waterfall Fire

Smoky Hollow Fire

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