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Fires Blaze Around Magic Valley

Cave Canyon Fire, BLM

(KLIX)-Fire crews are battling a number of fires across the Magic Valley here is a list provided by the Bureau of Land Management.

Flat Top 2

Location – 8 miles NE of Kamima on BLM land

Start Time – August 5th at 10:23 p.m.

Size – 7000 acres

Cause – Lightning

Resources – 9 Engines, 2 Water Tenders, 3 Dozers, West End Rural Fire Department, 2 Single Engine Air Tankers, & 1 Helicopter

Contain – August 8th at 8:00 p.m.

Control – August 10th at 8:00 p.m.

Update – Late in the afternoon winds picked up and the Flat Top 2 fire grew, eventually burning together with the Shale Butte fire.  The fires have now become one and will be referred to as the Flat Top 2 fire.  The fire is burning on BLM land and is still active. A group has been sent out to establish a base camp.

Hotwell

Location – 6 miles SE of Declo on BLM land

Start Time – August 5th at Midnight

Size – 60 acres

Cause – Lightning

Resources – 2 Engines

Contain – August 7th at 8:00 p.m.

Control – August 8th at 8:00 p.m.

South Hotwell

Location – 3 miles SW of the Hotwell fire on BLM land

Start Time – In the evening August 5th

Size – 5 acres

Cause – Lightning

Resources – 1 Engine

Contain – August 6th at 8:00 p.m.

Control – Not set at this time

 

Fires off District

Cave Canyon

Location – In the Minidoka Ranger District of the Sawtooth National Forest

Start Time – August 5th at 8:47 p.m.

Size – 4500 acres in Timber

Cause – Lightning

Resources – 4 Engines, 1 Dozer, 4 Hand Crews, 1 Water Tender, Sawtooth Hot Shots, Oakley Rurals, 1 Air Attack, 1 Helicopter

No contain or control has been established.

Update – This fire began late last night and burned together with the Little Cedar Canyon Fire, which was in the same area.  Both of these fires are on the Sawtooth National Forest, but have burned a few acres of BLM land as well.  There are cattle as well as archeological sites in the area.

 

Deer Hollow

Location – In the Sawtooth National Forest, Minidoka Ranger District – Black Pine Division

Start Time – August 6th at 12:30 p.m.

Size – 1000 acres

Cause – Lightning

Resources – 4 Engines, Raft River Rural Fire Department, Smoke Jumpers, 1 Single Engine Air Tanker, & 1 Lead Plane

No contain or control has been established

Update – BLM engines have responded to this fire located on the Sawtooth National Forest Service.

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