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Grassy Ridge Fire

Unit Information

Idaho Falls District
Bureau of Land Management
Idaho
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

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Note over 4000 acres of unburnt sage brush and grass in the fire's interior.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The focus for fire resources today was to continue suppression repair, patrol the fires edge and mop up interior islands of unburned fuel. Crews made good progress on fire suppression repair today. Based on today’s progress we anticipate completion by mid-day Friday.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday July 26th, 2018 approx. 03:00 PM
Location15 miles northwest of St. Anthony
Incident CommanderBureau of Land Management - Idaho Falls District
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates44.093 latitude, -111.865 longitude

Current Situation

Size99,502 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush and Short Grass

Significant Events

fire has minimal activity besides isolated smoldering within interior islands. Potential for sagebrush stump holes to show some smoke.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Resources will continue to monitor and patrol the fire's edge and significant interior islands, and conduct mopup and suppression repair.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire activity is expected and threats to values are minimal. Large interior unburned vegetative islands will be assessed for heat with the intent to protect remaining sage grouse habitat and forage. Suppression repair is being assessed. As dry thunderstorms move through the area producing outflow winds, the current fireline will be tested.

Remarks

Team will transition with local Type 4 organization Friday August 3 at 0600.

BLM:43,389

IDL:25,999

Private:30,114

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry conditions currently, with the predicted weather calling for it to remain hot and dry.