Monday July 30, 2007, 11:00 AM
Contact: Mike Brown 775-753-0386
NORTHEASTERN NEVADA-SOUTHERN IDAHO WILDFIRE UPDATE
This is the final fire information update from the Joint Information Center. The center will close at 3:00 p.m. today. Please direct future inquiries for the Winecup Complex to Mike Brown, Elko District Bureau of Land Management Public Affairs Officer, at 775-753-0386. Inquiries for the Murphy complex can be directed to Mike Brown or Heather Tiel, Bureau of Land Management Public Affairs Officer in Twin Falls, ID at 208-308-3727
WINECUP COMPLEX FIRE
Date/Time Started: July 17, 2007 6:00 PM Cause: Lightning
Location: West Fork is 23 miles southeast of Jackpot, NV. Size: 163,767 acres
Containment: 100 percent Estimated Containment Cost: $4,650,000
This fire is now 100 percent contained and has been turned over to a Type 3 Team from the Elko Nevada District Bureau of Land Management Field Office. Further inquires should be directed to Mike Brown at 775-753-0386.
MURPHY COMPLEX FIRE
Date/Time Started: July 16, 2007 7:12 PM Cause: Lightning
Location: 30 miles southwest of Twins Falls Size: 653,100 acres
Containment: 98 percent Estimated Containment Cost: $9,000,000
The Castleford Zone Fire is 95 percent contained and scheduled for transfer to Ryan Berlin’s Type 3 Team at 7:00 A.M. on July 31, 2007. Inquiries for this fire should be directed to Heather Tiel, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Public Affairs Officer in Twin Falls, ID at 208-308-3727. The Wild Horse Zone Fire is 100 percent contained and will be turned over to the Elko BLM District at 6:00 P.M. today. Please direct inquiries to Mike Brown, at Elko District Bureau of Land Management Public Affairs Officer, at 775-753-0386. Raft River Electric Company continues to repair power lines serving the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. Work should be completed Monday July 30, 2007. Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in effect.