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Friday, August 6, 2021

Twin Falls District Fire Update

 



NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: August 6, 2021

Contact: Rebecca Flick, 208-308-5991

 

Twin Falls District BLM Fire Update

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- The Red Devil fire was reported to South Central Idaho Interagency Dispatch Center around 10 p.m. on Aug. 5. Precipitation last night gave crews the upper hand, slowing fire progression. Minimal fire activity has allowed firefighters to engage and create containment lines and mop up hot spots. Additional air resources have been ordered. Currently, structures near fire remain secure. For more information about Level 2 Evacuation Alert for Blaine County please contact Blaine County Sheriff’s office at (208) 788-5555. Additionally, the Bruneau Fire was reported around midnight on Aug. 5. While fire remained active throughout the night, crews made good progress and completed creating a dozer line on the northeast and south flanks of the fire; the Bruneau river is holding the west flank. Crews are facing poor visible conditions currently.

 

Red Devil Fire

 

·         Location: approximately 1 mile northeast of Hailey, Red Devil Hill

·         Size: estimated five acres

·         Containment: estimated Aug. 6 at noon

·         Control: estimated Aug. 7 at 6 p.m.

·         Resources: Hailey Rural Fire Department, Wood River Rural Fire Department and two TFD engines

·         Fuel type: grass and brush

·         Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping.

·         Structures threatened: structures in area not immediately threatened

·         Cause: under investigation, lightning suspected

 

Bruneau Fire

 

·         Location: approximately 6 miles northwest of Wintercamp Butte

·         Size: estimated 5,000 acres

·         Containment: estimated Aug. 7 at 8 p.m.

·         Control: estimated Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.

·         Resources: Saylor Creek Rangeland Fire Protection Association (RFPA), Three Creek RFPA, three TFD engines, two Boise District engines and one dozer.

·         Fuel type: grass and brush

·         Fire behavior: smoldering and creeping.

·         Structures threatened: none

·         Cause: under investigation 

 

Clover Creek Fire

·         Location: approximately 49 miles west of Twin Falls, near Wintercamp Butte.

·         Size: estimated 1,360 acres

·         Containment: estimated Aug. 5 at noon.

·         Control: estimated Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.

·         Resources: four TFD engines, one dozer, and one water tender.

·         Fuel type: grass and brush

·         Fire behavior: smoldering

·         Structures threatened: none

·         Cause: lightning

 

For More Information,

·         Rebecca Flick, Fire Information and Prevention Officer, rflick@blm.gov

·         208-308-5991

·         Idaho Wildfires visit www.IdahoFireInfo.com