Wildfire Alert: Texas Fire - Current as of 08:50 PM PT on 8/18/2023

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August 18, 8:50 pm 


New Fire Quickly Suppressed – Texas Fire 


(Kendrick, ID) – A new fire was reported this afternoon and quickly suppressed by responding air and ground firefighting resources. The fire was first reported shortly before 4:30pm at 20 acres in size and approximately 4 miles northeast of the town of Kendrick. Quick response halted fire spread at approximately 30 acres. 


Resources that responded included a 20 person Type 2 hand crew, 5 fire engines, a Type 2 helicopter, helitack firefighters, and rural fire departments. An additional 3 fire engines have been requested for tomorrow to secure the fire perimeter. Current containment is estimated at 20% with full containment expected by the end of the day tomorrow. 


Additional information on the Texas Fire will be posted on the IDL webpage at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire  #IDLfireinfo #TexasFire Photos courtesy of Gary Wold and Taylor Spence.


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Jonathan Luhnow  

208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov 


About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 9 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.