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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Michaud Creek Fire Mapped at 72 Acres

 



NEWS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release:

Contact: EIIFC Fire Information, 208-497-5934

 

Michaud Creek Fire Mapped at 72 Acres

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Firefighters expect to contain the Michaud Creek Fire by 10:00 p.m. tonight. “This area is primed to burn,” said Shane McCracken, BLM Incident Commander. “We were very fortunate to have resources that could respond quickly before the fire grew significantly.” Crews from Fort Hall, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest all responded to the incident. After the forward progression of the fire was halted, firefighters were able to obtain a more accurate acreage, mapping the fire at 72 acres.

Crews will continue to secure the right and left flanks (perimeter) of the fire and bolster dozer lines. The helicopter finished its bucket work this afternoon and will remain on standby should it be needed tomorrow. Crews will remain on scene today and tomorrow to continue mopping up hot spots near the containment lines. Interior smoke may be visible as juniper continues to burn in the fire’s interior.

Fire danger is very high in the fine, flashy fuels on BLM-managed lands and high on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. With such extreme conditions on the ground, any ignition source could result in a wildland fire. Don’t let your summer go up in smoke and make sure you take all necessary precautions to prevent wildfires.

 

 

 

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