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Fire danger still a concern in Twin Falls despite recent rain

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-06 10:05:50-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Bureau of Land Management's Twin Falls District is reminding the community that despite recent rain, fire danger is still high.

A lightning-caused is fire currently being contained 49 miles west of Twin Falls, near Wintercamp Butte. The Clover Creek Fire is estimated to have burned 1,100 acres.

The Clover Creek Fire started on Wednesday and crews are expecting to have it under control by Friday at 6:00 p.m.

BLM spokesperson Rebecca Flick said vegetation is still at a record low dry, and the public should know that fire potential is still a reality.

“I think that we need to remember just because there are storms going through, there is going to be drier conditions throughout the weekend and next week so fires can still happen,” said Flick.

The BLM has also noticed a lot of roadside starts this season, and they remind the community to check their chains and remember that there are still fire restrictions in effect throughout Idaho.