UPDATED INFORMATION Fire Continues To Burn Near Elba
UPDATED INFORMATION 5:23PM - Thanks to calmer winds and cooler temperatures this afternoon, the Connor Creek fire did not increase in size – maintaining the 1,994 acres it is estimated to be. Resources currently on the fire include 8 engines, 1 water tender, 2 dozers, and 1 helicopter. Estimated to be about 50% contained, full containment is still anticipated for September 1 at 18:00, with control expected on Sunday, September 2.
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Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) – The Bureau of Land Management is reporting that the 1,994 acre Connor Creek fire continues to smolder east of Elba, ID this morning. Although the source of ignition is still unknown at this time, it is being investigated as a potential human caused fire start. Additional hand crews will arrive today to continue securing a fire line around the perimeter. Resources currently on the fire include 8 engines, 1 water tender, 2 dozers, and 2 helicopters. The fire has burned onto BLM, Forest Service, Idaho Department of Lands and some private ground. The fireline to protect the residences in the area has been secured. Containment is now estimated for September 1 at 18:00, control estimated for Sunday, September 2.