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BOISE -- More than a dozen documented wildfires are burning throughout southern Idaho and eastern Oregon.

As of July 3, the majority continue to grow in high desert areas near Twin Falls, Idaho and southeast of Vale, Oregon near Homedale, Idaho.So far, more than 60,000 acres have burned in total.

Due to record-high temperatures and extremely dry conditions, the public is asked to use caution during 4th of July celebrations to prevent the outbreak of more fires.

EASTERN OREGON / WESTERN IDAHO

Owhyee Fire
30,000 - 40,000 acres burned
Location: southeast of Owyhee Reservoir

Pascal Fire, Crooked Creek, Sand Springs Fires (being fought together)
18,000 acres burned in total
Location: Owyhee mountains foothills, west of Homedale,Idaho

Curry CanyonFire
Started 7.2.13, acreage burned unknown
15 miles southwest of Burns, Oregon

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Willow Creek Fire
Location:North of Eagle, Idaho
50 acres

Turner Fire
Location:Lucky Peak Reservoir
300 acres
Expected to be controlled 7.3.13

Lime Creek Fire
Location: 1 mile south of Anderson Ranch Reservoir near Pine, Idaho
40 acres

TWIN FALLS / MAGIC VALLEY

Heaven Fire

  • Start: 12:10 p.m. July 1, 2013
  • Location: 10 miles SW of Hill City,ID
  • Estimated size: 1,000 acres
  • Resources: Seven engines, two dozers, one helicopter and eight smokejumpers
  • Estimated containment: July 4
  • Estimated control: July 6
  • Cause: Lighting
  • Structures: No structures currently threatened

North Laidlaw Butte Fire

  • Start: 5:19 p.m. July 1, 2013
  • Location: 1 Miles NE of North Laidlaw Butte (Craters of the Moon Wilderness)
  • Estimated size: .25 acre
  • Resources: None at this time, monitor status
  • Estimated containment: not available, currently in monitor status
  • Estimated control: not available, currently in monitor status
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Structures: None threatened

Emery Fire

  • Start: 5:25 p.m. July 1, 2013
  • Location: 13 miles S of Oakley, ID
  • Estimated size: 600 acres
  • Resources: Seven engines, two water tenders, two dozers, one helicopter and Flathead Hotshots
  • Estimated containment: July 3 (time not specified)
  • Estimated control: July 7
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Structures: None threatened

Jim Brown Fire

  • Start: 6:22 p.m. July 1, 2013
  • Location: 6 miles SE of Richfield, ID
  • Estimated size: 13,000 acres
  • Resources: Nine engines and Carey Rural Fire Department, one dozer en route
  • Estimated containment: July 3 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Estimated control: July 5 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Structures: None at this time.


Pointe Fire

  • Start: 6:28 p.m. July 1, 2013
  • Location: 6 miles SW of Rogerson, ID
  • Estimated size: 2,760 acres
  • Resources: Three engines, one water tender, one helicopter and eight smokejumpers
  • Estimated containment: July 5 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Estimated control: July 7 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Structures: none at this time



South Pointe Fire

  • Start: 6:28 p.m. July 1, 2013
  • Location: 9 miles S of Rogerson, ID
  • Estimated size: 152 acres
  • Resources: Three engines and one dozer
  • Estimated containment: July 2 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Estimated control: July 3 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Structures: none at this time
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