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Grassy Ridge Fire

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

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Update August 1st Grassy Ridge Fire

Grassy Ridge Fire Wildfire
News – 8/1/2018

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GRASSY RIDGE FIRE

Fact Sheet Update

August 1, 2018 – 8 A.M.

Inciweb address Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6047/

Current Fire Information: 970-316-0000 E-Mail address: gbimt3rohrer@gmail.com

Start Date: July 26, 2018 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Grass, sage brush & scattered Pinion Juniper stands

Acres: 99,502 Percent Contained: 97% Total number of personnel: 243

The focus for fire resources today is to continue suppression repair, such as repairing dozer lines and building water bars for erosion control. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fires edge and mop up interior islands of unburned fuel.

A red flag warning is in effect today for upper Snake River Valley from 12pm to 9pm for thunderstorms and gusty winds. The highest threat is located north of a line from Arco to Driggs, ID. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly occur.

Out of the 273 personal we have had on this fire, some have come from as far away as Puerto Rico, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona and Utah.

Air Quality: For information on wildfire smoke the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has a fact sheet that can be found at: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/burning/wildland-fires/

Resources: Crews 5, Engines 14, Dozers 6, Water Tenders 7, Helicopters 3 and Total Personnel 243.

Please check the Grassy Ridge Fire on Inciweb for updated information, the latest maps and photos.

Next update scheduled for 8 P.M. this evening