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UPDATE: Firefighters Make Headway on Southern Idaho Fires

Bureau of Land Management

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Fire crews across Southern Idaho have responded to multiple fires that started Monday afternoon. According to the Bureau o f Land Management most were caused by lightning from thunder storms that went through the area.

 

 

The following is information from BLM as of 07/03/2013 9:00am

  • Emery Fire

o   Start: 5:25 p.m. July 1, 2013

o   Location: 13 miles S of Oakley, ID

o   Estimated size: 600 acres

o   Resources: 7 engines, 2 water tenders, 2 dozers, 1 helicopter, Flathead Hotshots

o   Estimated containment: July 3rd at 1800

o   Estimated control: July 7th

o   Cause: Lightning

o   Structures: None threatened

o   Ownership: BLM
o   A firefighter on the Emery fire experienced a heat related injury this afternoon, and was transported to St. Luke’s in Twin Falls for treatment. The firefighter was released last night and is in good condition.

  • Jim Brown Fire

o   Start: 6:22 p.m.

o   Location: 6 miles SE of Richfield, ID

o   Estimated size: 13,000 acres

o   Resources: 9 engines, 1 dozer, 1 water tender from the Carey Rural Fire Department, 1 dozer en route

o   Estimated containment: July 3rd at 1800

o   Estimated control: July 5th at 1800

o   Cause: Lightning

o   Structures: None at this time.

o   Ownership: BLM

  • Pointe Fire

o   Start: 6:28 p.m.

o   Location: 6 miles SW of Rogerson, ID

o   Estimated size: 2,760 acres

o   Resources: 5 Engines, 1 Water Tender, 1 helicopter, 8 smokejumpers, 2 seats

o   Estimated containment: July  5th at 1800

o   Estimated control: July 7th at 1800

o   Cause: Lightning

o   Structures: none at this time

o   Ownership: BLM

 

  • South Pointe Fire

o   Start: 6:28 p.m.

o   Location: 9 miles S of Rogerson, ID

o   Estimated size: 152 acres

o   Resources: 3 Engines, 1 Dozer

o   Estimated containment: July 2nd at 2200

o   Estimated control: July 3rd at 2000

o   Cause: Lightning

o   Structures: none at this time

o   Ownership: BLM

  • Hwy 46 MM 103 Fire

o   Start: 6:52 p.m.

o   Location: 3 miles N of Wendell, ID

o   Final acreage: 1833

o   Resources: All resources are off scene

o   Contained: July 2nd at 1800

o   Controlled: July 3rd at 2000

o   Cause: Human

o   Structures: None threatened

o   Ownership: BLM
o   Notes: Last update for this fire

 

  • Heaven Fire

o   Start: July 1st at 12:10pm

o   Location: 10 miles SW of Hill City,ID

o   Estimated size: 1,000 acres

o   Resources: 7 engines, 2 dozers, 1 helicopter, 8 smokejumpers

o   Estimated containment: July 4th

o   Estimated control: July 6th

o   Cause: Lighting

o   Structures: No structures currently threatened

o   Ownership: BLM
o   Notes: Fire crews on the Heaven fire received some help from precipitation last night

 

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