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Monday, June 14, 2021

Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center Assists with Multiple Fires in Southeast Idaho

 


Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center Assists with Multiple Fires in Southeast Idaho

#ColdCreek Fire 1,200-acres and growing

 

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Firefighters and air resources from the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center are responding to multiple fires that ignited on private lands this afternoon. Record breaking temperatures and dry fuel make for extreme fire potential. Do your part to prevent human-caused fires.

 

Goodenough Road Fire

·   Location and Jurisdiction: Approximately 2 ½ miles west of McCammon (private land threatening BLM)  

·   Fire Size: 25 acres

·   Cause: Human- Caused, under investigation

·   Estimated Containment: 06/14/2021 at 10:00 p.m.

·   Estimated Control: 06/15/2021 at 6:00 p.m.

·   Summary: Crews continue to mop up and look for hot spots within the fire’s interior. Two engines were released to assist with the Cold Creek Fire near American Falls

 

Cold Creek Fire

·   Location and Jurisdiction: Approximately 5 miles south of American Falls, Idaho (private land threatening BLM)

·   Fire Size: 1,200-acres and growing

·   Fire Behavior: Fire is running through grass, brush and juniper. Winds gusting to 20 mph.

·   Structures Threatened: Numerous structures are threatened. Multiple power lines are down and failing. Two structures are confirmed lost at this time.

·   Cause: Under investigation

·   Evacuations: Power County has issued evacuations for several areas near the fire including the Garden Road area. Evacuees can report to the American Falls High School. Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 208-226-2319 for more information.

·   Federal Fire Resources: 9 federal engines, 1 dozer, 1 air attack, 4 single engine air tankers (SEATs), 3 Heavy Air Tankers, and 1 Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT)  and lead plane. Multiple county and city resources including Power County, American Falls and others have responded.

·   Estimated Containment: None at this time

·   Summary: The Cold Creek Fire started at approximately 3:30 p.m. June 14. The fire crossed Sunbeam Road at around 7:30 p.m., moving north towards American Falls. At this time, fire officials can confirm one accident and one injury (smoke inhalation). Several powerlines are down, and the fire is threatening communication towers on Paps Mountain. Fire crews ask individuals to stay away from the area so as not to hamper firefighting operations.