Friday, June 26

INFO ABOUT THE FIRES POSTED ON FB

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FIRES
Boise District BLM Fire Crews Continue To Work Fires
Multiple ground and aerial resources are continuing to work fires that started yesterday.
South Slope Fire, 3 miles south of Emmett, ID was burning in grass and brush last night and is estimated to be 150 acres on both private and BLM lands. This fire is expected to be contained at 2:00 this afternoon and an estimated control time this evening at 9:00.
MM43HWY52 Fire, 6 miles north of Emmett, ID, is estimated at over 10,000 acres with the increase in acreage due to high winds, steep rugged terrain, and a burnout operation last night. The fire is burning on both private and BLM lands. Aerial resources continue to assist the resources on the ground with bucket drops and retardant. Structure protection engines are in place around multiple structures and outbuildings to safeguard these structures. Portion of Highway 52 was closed late last night but is now open again.
Resources working the fire consist of handcrews, engines, dozers, water tenders, helicopters and air tankers.
All three fires are human-caused and still under investigation. Please be cautious when recreating on public lands with weather patterns trending into the triple digits.
For more information about wildland fire and fire restrictions visit:idahofireinfo.blogspot.com.

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