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UPDATED INFORMATION: More Fires Reported On Local Public Lands

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By Paul Johnson

The photos in the gallery have been provided by the Bureau of Land Management from the Cave Canyon Fire.

Southern Idaho – (KMVT-TV) Today ushered in a few more fire starts on the Twin Falls District. The gusty and erratic winds brought about by the thunder storm cells this afternoon have contributed to increased fire behavior on both the Hotwell and Flat Top 2 fires. The most recent available fire information is listed below.

Flat Top 2
Location – 8 miles NE of Kimama on BLM land
Start Time – August 5th at 10:23 p.m.
Size – 120,000 acres
Cause – Lightning
Resources – 14 Engines, 2 Water Tenders, 4 Dozers, West End Rural Fire Department, Minidoka Rural Fire Department, various aircraft working the fire
Update – Due to rugged and inaccessible terrain, a burnout operation is ongoing and has been helpful to slow the spread of the fire.
Contain – no containment time
Control – no control time

Hot Well
Location – 6 miles SE of Declo on BLM land
Start Time – August 5th at Midnight
Size – 3000 acres
Cause – Lightning
Resources – 10 Engines, 1 Water Tender,1 dozer, Albion Rural Fire Department, North Cassia Rural Fire Department, Declo Rural Fire Department along with various aircraft.
Update –Due to shifting winds, the fire continues to burn actively toward the southeast.
Contain – no containment time
Control – no control time

Highway 30
Location –Near the Bliss rest stop and Highway 30, south of Interstate 84
Start Time –August 8, approximately 8:30 a.m.
Size – 2000 acres
Cause – Lightning
Resources –8 Engines, 1 Dozer, 1 Water Tender, Bliss Rural Fire Department, various air support,
Update – Fire continues to burn actively – no structures are currently threatened
Contain – August 9, noon
Control – August 9, evening

South Three Creek
Location – South of the Three Creek Highway
Start Time –August 8, approximately 10:30 a.m.
Size –11 acres
Cause – Lightning
Resources – 2 Engines, 1 Water Tender
Update – Burning in brush and grass
Contain – August 8, 18:00
Control – August 8, 21:00

Deadwood
Location – NW of Three Creek Highway
Start Time – August 8, approximately 10:30 a.m.
Size – 20 acres
Cause – Lightning
Resources – 2 Engines
Update – Burning in brush and grass
Contain – no containment time
Control – no control time


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