ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Kinyon Road Fire Map is prompting Idaho wildfire 2012 concerns today. Officials in updating the Kinyon Road Fire Map tell news today that no evacuations have yet to be ordered. But the wildfires that erupted on Sunday July 8 are now spreading across the southern section of the state.
In a news briefing today July 10, 2012, officials on the Kinyon Road Fire tell news the blaze is one of the largest in the nation. Despite being battled by a team of more than two hundred firefighters, the fire remains at twenty-five percent containment today. The growth potential of the fire remains high, officials tell news, because of difficult terrain in the region. Fueled by grass and sagebrush, the fire had spread to one hundred fifty-thousand acres by morning, officials told news.
The current effort is on the east size of the blaze where the fire is attempting to spread to the northeast. Officials warn residents today that the fire is now eight miles outside of Castleford. The blaze which erupted during Saturday afternoon’s lightning strike has caused one injury but no structural loss.
Officials tell news today that there “have still been no reports of structure damage or evacuations at this time.” More resources were added on Monday which now includes two air attack, three helicopters, and two air tankers.
For Tuesday, firefighters will be aided by the addition of Type II Team members leading operations. Their arrival is expected by 2:00 pm today. Officials believe that the number of firefighters will grow by thirty percent this afternoon. Currently the “fire has burned a vast amount of BLM, Idaho Department of Lands, and private property in Twin Falls and Owyhee counties.”