Blackrock Fire *Update

Blackrock Fire

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The BLM with the assistance of the BIA and Pocatello Valley Volunteer Fire Department have contained the Blackrock Fire August 2 at 6:30 p.m. The entrance to Blackrock Canyon has reopened. Firefighters will continue extinguishing hot spots until control is reached at approximately 10 p.m. Blackrock Fire has been mapped at 5 acres. This is the final update unless significant activity occurs.

Start Date: August 2, 2019, detected at 2:40 p.m.  

Location and Jurisdiction: 3 miles east of Pocatello near Blackrock Canyon on BLM.

Cause: Lightning.

Fire Size: 5 acres

Percent Contained: Contained at 8/2/2019 at 6 p.m. Control estimated for 8/2/19 at 10 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Some heat remains.

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and juniper. Steep terrain.

Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines (BLM & BIA). Pocatello Valley Volunteer Fire Department assisted with 2 pump trucks, 1 tender, 1 brush truck, and 1 quick response truck.

Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.

Evacuations: No evacuations.

Closures: No Closures.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.  

Courtesy Photo of BLM Engine 3441 firefighters working on the Blackrock Fire