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Sunday, August 2, 2020



For Immediate Release: August 2, 2020

Contact: Kelsey Brizendine, 208-308-5991

 

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update

Facebook: Idaho Fire Info

Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
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Drops Fire

 

       Location: north of Shoshone, behind the transfer station, near the Little Drops

       Size: 3,827 acres

       Containment: 8/2 at 4 p.m.

       Control: 8/5 at 6 p.m.

       Resources: Two Sawtooth National Forest engines, two Boise BLM engines, five TFD engines, two TFD water tenders, one Boise BLM dozer, one TFD dozer, six overhead, two helicopters, one Air Attack, one camp crew  

       Fuel type: grass and brush

       Fire behavior: smoldering

       Structures threatened: no

       Cause: under investigation- human

Crews continue to work their way around the fire, mopping up hot spots, and improving containment lines. Full containment is expected this afternoon, with control set for August 5th

Hot dry weather is expected to continue. Don’t let your summer go up in smoke. Do your part to prevent human caused wildfires.

·         Check your chains on your trailer before you go. One spark from a dragging chain can start multiple roadside fires.

·         Before you leave, drown your fire with water, stir the coals, add more water, and stir. Feel the coals to be sure your fire is cold.

·         Pack in, Pack out. Make sure you take your trash out with you or use provided trash receptacles.

·         Avoid target shooting when it is hot, dry and windy.

 



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