SUMMARY | Here are the wildfires for the State of Idaho for Wednesday, August 9, 2017. NOTE:  Fire CAD Activity Report is not included due to time constraints.


Powerline Fire. Courtesy: Inciweb

The Power Line wildfire is burning on BIA land managed by the Fort Hall Agency, about 20 miles SW of Pocatello, Idaho.  The fire has burned about 53,076 acres of brush, short grass. Fire behavior is currently minimal that is creeping and smoldering as some rain fell over the fire ground on Tuesday. There are 468 personnel along with 12 crews, 23 engines and 6 helicopters assigned.  The cost-to-date is now $1.8. Million.


Hanover Fire. PC: Jonathan Moor/via Inciweb

The Hanover wildfire is burning on the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forest, about 4 miles NE of Florence.  Timber and brush are currently burning.  There has been 5,915 acres burned with a 0% containment status.  Fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs and long-range spotting.  Some structures are being threatened.  There are 294 personnel deployed with 7 crews, 9 engines and 8 helicopters.  About $2.3 Million in fire suppression and containment costs to date have been reached.


The Duncan Fire joins this wildfire family which is burning on BLM lands of the Boise District, about 45 miles SW of Mountain Home, Idaho.  Fire behavior is moderate with running and flanking.  It has scorched about 600 acres of short grass and brush.  Resources include 97 personnel, 1 crew, 10 engines and 2 helos.  Total CTD is $150,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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