11 July 2012, yesterday’s Cox’s Well Fire, near Springfield (east of Craters of the Moon National Monument), is supposedly 100% contained, although the EIIFC website is still showing 70% containment. Lightning is blamed.
But now several other fires have sprung up, because of lightning. Reports said there was a fire southwest of Atomic City, and a fire near the EBR-1 nuclear reactor.
New fires reported on 11 July, by the Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC), are;
Old Grade Fire: Near Arco, they expect to have it controlled by 20:00 hours.
Butte City #2 Fire: 186 acres, no estimate on containment.
Cedar Butte WSA Fire: 1,200 acres, no estimate on containment.
Knox Canyon Fire: 600 acres, no further info.
Rooster Rock Fire: Southwest of Pocatello, 2,500 acres, extra fire fighting help has been called in.
Power County Assist #2 Fire: Power County Fire Department on scene.
Massacre Fire: Southwest of American Falls, 475 acres, 3 buildings destroyed, now contained.
There are still fires burning from days ago;
Midway Fire: Southeast of Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 (EBR-1). 5,000 acres, no estimation on containment. Began 10 July.
Box Canyon Fire: 380 acres, 50% containment, northwest of EBR-1. Started 09 July.