Fire Burning On BLM Land North Of Gooding


By Paul Johnson

UPDATE 11:10 AM - The fire grew to 3311 acres last night but with the rain activity early this morning it has not increased. According to the BLM, the most active flank of the fire was pushing to the southwest before the rain showers. At this point it’s over 50-percent contained. Crews expect full containment by 8pm tonight with control by 6pm on Saturday. It’s still not known what caused the fire to start.

UPDATE, 7:00 p.m. - The Bureau of Land Management says that the fire is now estimated at 700 acres, but there are no structures threatened. One air attack unit, three helicopters, four SEATs, one water tender, two dozers, six BLM engines, one safety officer, and two fire investigators are currently at the scene. They are also expecting two Type 2 hand crews to arrive later tonight.

The estimated containment time is now September 12 at 8 p.m. with an estimated control time of 6 p.m. on September 14. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

Gooding, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Bureau of Land Management crews are on the scene of a fire that is burning 10 miles north of Gooding. Lynn Pettingill with the BLM said the fire was reported at 2:21 pm this afternoon at mile marker 123 on Highway 46. Right now, 150 acres have burned mostly native grasses. Two dozers, a water tender truck, one air attack unit, two fire investigators and six engines are on the scene. BLM estimates the fire to be contained at 8pm this evening with control at 10pm. At this time it’s not known what started the fire.

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