ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Charlotte Fire Map is prompting new Idaho wildfire concerns today. Idaho wildfires erupted last night with the Charlotte Fire and the Stockton Fire now ranging out of control. They join the Ash Creek Complex Fire and the Wood Hollow Fire that also spreading across Montana and Utah as well today June 29, 2012.
The Charlotte Fire is the latest of the Idaho wildfires to erupt this week, officials told news today. The Charlotte Fire now at on thousand acres joined the Stockton Fire at four hundred acres already burning through Idaho today.
In a news briefing Friday, officials report that the Charlotte Fire began at noon yesterday. The fire has already prompted massive evacuations. Officials tell news that one thousand residents are currently under evacuation today in the Bannock County. The Charlotte Fire, moreover, is advancing steadily toward the city of Pocatello, Idaho.
Incident Commander Dan Zajanc tells news that the Charlotte Fire is currently five miles south of Pocatello. With only ninety-five firefighters on scene Thursday, Dan Zajanc is expected to brief news today about possible added personnel. The fire has currently burned 1,038 acres and is at zero percent containment, officials warn news.
The Stockton Fire also began Thursday as well. This fire is currently thirteen miles north of Preston, Incident Commander Clint Bastian details to news today. The Stockton Fire, however, reached twenty-five percent containment last night. The fire has burned four hundred acres. But with twenty-nine firefighters on scene, the fire has not prompted any evacuations, officials tell news. For other fire news, click HERE. For the latest Charlotte Fire Map, click HERE.