The Sheep Fire started at approximately 6:30 p.m. July 22, 2019 on the Idaho National Laboratory Site. Unified command is in place between BLM and INL. The fire is south of Highway 33 and north of Highway 20, near the eastern boundary of the INL site. The fire is moving south, southwest with the majority of the active flames to the southwest. Firefighters will continue fighting the fire through the night. Additional resources have been ordered to arrive Tuesday morning.
Start Date: July 2, 2019, approx. 6:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: South of Hwy 33 and north of Hwy 20 on the Idaho National Laboratory Site. Unified command between BLM & INL.
Fire Size: 2,000 acres and growing
Percent Contained: No estimated containment.
Fire Behavior: Active and running.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is rolling.
Fire Crews/Resources: 4 engines, 1 dozer (#BLMIFDFire), 3 INL engines and 2 INL dozers on scene. 4 engines, 2 tactical water tenders and a helicopter have been ordered.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.
Photos from the air taken by Air Attack Zajanc & photos from the ground taken by Incident Commander Bruington
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