UPDATE: Fires Combine For 7,000 Acres Near Fairfield


By Brittany Cooper

UPDATE: Fairfield, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The McCan Fire has now grown to 5,000 acres on Thursday due to erratic winds and steep inaccessible terrain.

According to BLM spokesman, Josh Olsen, crews have created dozer lines of protection to several homes that are located near the Soldier Mountain Golf Course and several area ranches.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fairfield, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Lightning is to blame for two fires that started Wednesday evening in the Fairfield area.

First, the McCan Fire was reported at 5:48 p.m. about 5 miles NW of Fairfield. According to BLM spokesman Josh Olsen, the fire has amassed 3,000 acres and is threatening structures at Soldier Mountain Resort.

Resources include: 10 engines, 2 dozers, 1 water tender, 4 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), 2 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), 5 overhead personnel, 20 person hand crew.

BLM, Gooding and Camas County Rural Fire Departments are working on this fire.

Estimated containment is scheduled for August 10th at 8 p.m. while the control time isn't until August 12th, also at 8 p.m.

Then the Beaver Creek Fire has burned an estimated 2,000 acres about 15 miles NE of Fairfield. This fire was reported at 6:25 p.m.

No structures are being threatened at this time.

4 engines, 1 helicopter, 1 dozer and 3 crews are working on this fire.

Olsen tells Idaho's First News there is not an estimated containment for the Beaver Creek Fire.

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