North Eden Fire Update Aug 19


Contact: Kailie Leggett – 208-921-5748



The North Eden fire burning in three states is currently 13,763 acres and 50% contained.

Yesterday minimal fire activity occurred. Rain and cool temperatures helped firefighters secure line along the north and west flanks of the fire and prevent further growth to the south and east. High winds tested fire lines, but fire activity was confined to inside the existing perimeter.

Today crews will begin mop-up and rehabilitation efforts. Fire managers released all aviation resources and one hand crew.

This interagency operation succeeded due to the work of volunteer firefighters from the local communities and county, state, and federal government resources.

Until the fire is contained, road closures are in effect: North Eden, South Eden, Left Fork of Laketown Canyon, Christy Canyon, Rabbit Creek and other roads leading into the fire area.

Full containment is expected in the next few days. This will be the last update for the North Eden Fire unless significant changes occur.

Resource totals:

Engines: 15

Dozers: 2

Hand crew: 1


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