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UPDATE: Fires Sparked by Lightning in Magic Valley

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Lightning sparked 17 fires last night across the Twin Falls District. According to the Bureau of Land Management large lightning storms prompted a Red Flag warning in Southern Idaho. So far BLM is able to provide the following information on four fires that flared up.

The Coonskin Butte Complex fire started 10 miles west of Roseworth and has burned roughly 3-thousand acres. No structures are threatened. The Horse Butte Area fire is burning near Rogerson. The Crows Nest has burned about 400 acres and is just South of Balanced Rock Road near Castleford. A 500 acres fire 5 miles East of Shoshone is being called the Millerd fire.

Here is the Latest from BLM as of 1:07PM

  Coonskin Fire (two separate fires)
o   Start: 4:52 p.m. July 31st
o   Location: 10 miles west of Roseworth 
o   Estimated size: 1 fire 180, other 1,039 acres
o   Resources: 3 engines, 1 water tender, 1 tractor disk
o   Expected containment: 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.
o   Expected control: 8/2 at 10:00 p.m.
o   Structures: None threatened

 ·         Crows Nest Fire
o   Start: Approximately 7 p.m. July 31st
o   Location: South of Balanced Rock Road east of Castleford
o   Size: 899 acres
o   Resources: 4 engines, 1 dozer, 1 BLM motor grader
o   Containment: not available
o   Control: not available

·         Buck Flat Fire
o   Start: 8:18 p.m. July 31st
o   Location: Approximately 19 miles southwest of Castleford
o   Size: 637 acres
o   Resources on scene: 4 engines, 1 water tender, 1 dozer
o   Estimated Containment: 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.
o   Estimated Control: 8/2 at 10:00 p.m.
 ·         Millerd Fire
o   Start: 6:15 p.m. July 31st
o   Location 5 miles east of Shoshone
o   Size: 706 acres
o   Resources on scene: 2 engines, Shoshone Rural Fire Department
o   Contained: 7/31 at midnight
o   Estimated Control: 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.
 
·         3 Well Fire
o   Start: 11:03 p.m. July 31st
o   Location: 5 miles southwest of Shoshone
o   Size: 684 acres
o   Resources on scene: 1 engine
o   Contained 8/1 at 8:30 a.m.
o   Estimated Control: 8/1 at 6:00 p.m.

·         Red Bridge Fire
o   Start 9:17 p.m. July 31st
o   Location: 8 miles southeast of Shoshone
o   Estimated size: 80.9 acres
o   Resources on scene: 3 engines
o   Containment 8/1 at 7:00 a.m.
o   Estimated Control 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.
·         Red Bridge 2 Fire
o   Start: Approximately 10 p.m. July 31st
o   Location: 8 miles southeast of Shoshone
o   Estimated size: 240 acres
o   Resources: sharing with Red Bridge
o   Contained: 8/1 at 7:00 a.m.
o   Estimated Control: 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.
·         Southeast Red Bridge Fire
o   Reported: 6:07 a.m. August 1st
o   Location 2 miles southeast of Red Bridge
o   Estimated Size: 1,500 acres
o   Resources: 5 engines, 1 dozer
o   Estimated containment: not available
o   Estimated control: not available

·         Black Ridge Fire
o   Start: 9:39 p.m. July 31st
o   Location: North of Owinza
o   Estimated size: 5,000 acres
o   Resources: 6 engines, 1 water tender
o   Estimated containment: 8/3 at 8:00 p.m.
o   Estimated control: 8/4 at 6 p.m.
 
·         Cinder Road
o   Start: 11:14 p.m. July 31st
o   Location: 14 miles northeast of Hazelton
o   Estimated Size: 1,000 acres
o   Resources: 1 engine, 1 dozer, 6 Single Engine Air Tankers, 2 helicopters, 1 MAFFS,  West End fire department
o   Estimated containment: not available
o   Estimated control: not available
 
 Related: The Fir Grove Fire was contained Tuesday and crews expect the fire to be fully controlled tonight at 8:00 p.m. There are currently 5 engines and 1 twenty person handcrew on this fire.

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