High temperatures, low humidity levels, and heat lightning have sparked wildfires all across Idaho and they are continuing to grow in size. The fires are burning in both grasslands and forested areas. Idaho News Channel 6 is reporting that there are currently 5-major fires burning in the state. Containment of most these fires is not expected until later in the year.
The fires are:
- Cougar Rock Complex Fire – Clearwater County – 2,187 acres, started by lightning strikes, currently only 5% contained, with full containment estimated in by 15th September.
- Dixie-Jumbo Fires – Idaho County – 15,323 acres, started by lightning with containment expected in October.
- Leland Complex Fire – Latah County – 1,000 acres, started by lightning strikes, no containment estimates available.
- Mud Lick Fire – Lemhi County – 4,046 acres, source of start unknown, estimated containment August.
- Snake River Complex Fire – Nez Perce County – 77,964 acres, started by numerous lightning strikes, no containment estimates available.
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