Twin Falls District
Bureau of Land Management
400 West F Street
Shoshone, ID 83352
The Sharps Fire is transiting from a type 3 incident management team to a local type 4 incident. Resources will remain on scene monitoring the fire and mopping up hotspots. At this time, the road and trail closures will remain in effect.
Road and trail closures remain in effect. Closed roads on the BLM include Upper Quigley Canyon and Cove Creek Roads. Closed roads on the Sawtooth National Forest include Baugh Creek #115A and Copper Creek #134. The following trails on the Sawtooth National Forest are also closed: Fisher Canyon, Porcupine Creek Kale Creek, Federal Gulch, Timber Draw and Iron Mine Creek (refer to Map).
For updated road and trail closures please visit:
Bureau of Land Management Road Closures: click here
Sawtooth National Forest Road and Trail Closures: click here
Weather continues to be hot and dry in southern and central Idaho. Fire Restrictions Remain in Effect
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 11:15 AM|
|Location||6 miles east of Bellevue Idaho|
|Incident Commander||Type 4 Incident|
|Coordinates||43.467 latitude, -114.145 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
Timber, short grass, brush
Today the fire had minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.
Hand crews are continuing to cold trail and secure containment lines. Personnel are also mopping up interior hear pockets that are appearing in timber stringers and duff pockets due to the high temperatures. Crews on the west and northwest portions of the fire continue implementing suppression repair utilizing heavy equipment and hand crews. Suppression repair on the southern end of the fire is complete. READ's are assessing repair needs and working with suppression repair personnel on Forest Service lands.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Low fire behavior and activity expected.
Wednesday temperatures are expected to remain similar as yesterday, with humidity increasing slightly. Winds will be N-NW at 12 mph and gusty and erratic near thunderstorms. Temperatures will begin cool slightly with an increased chance of thunderstorms Thursday through Friday.