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Sharps Fire

Unit Information

Twin Falls District
Bureau of Land Management
400 West F Street
Shoshone, ID 83352

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FINAL UPDATE

8.16.18

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


For additional updates on the Sharps Fire visit Idaho Fire Info Facebook or Sawtooth National Forest Facebook pages.






Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman-caused
Date of OriginSunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 11:15 AM
Location6 miles east of Bellevue Idaho
Incident CommanderType 4 Incident
Coordinates43.467 latitude, -114.145 longitude

Current Situation

Size64,853 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber, short grass, brush

Significant Events

Today the fire had minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.