Two lightning caused fires (Black and Carrot) are burning on the Caribou – Targhee National Forest lands managed by the Palisades Ranger District that were detected on 2 different dates.
The Black Fire is located 10 miles NW of Swan Valley, Idaho and is currently at 606 acres with 12 personnel assigned to this incident along with 2 engines and 1 helitack crew.
Fire crews will continue to work on contingency lines as the weather has been favorable with cloud cover and cooler temps.
This fire was detected on August 19, 2016, around 0300 hours.
The Carrot Fire was detected on August 13th in the area SE of Coyote Meadows Trailhead in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness managed by the Teton Ranger District in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
To the west of the fire, outside of the wilderness area, 3 hand crews, a fuels crew, 2 engines, and 2 masticators are working on enhancing a fuel break along existing roads .
There was 70 personnel working on this incident today.
The fire has burned 576 acres but fire crews are currently working under favorable weather conditions of cooler temps and cloud.
CURRENT FIRE DANGER
“Fire Danger is very high in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Snake River Plain and in the Mountains.” says the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center.
Current Preparedness Levels are a Level “4” for the Eastern part of Idaho along with the Great Basin. Nationally, the Fire Preparedness Level is at a “3”.
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