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TWIN FALLS -- A large lightning storm that prompted Wednesday's Red Flag warning has caused nearly two-dozen fire starts in the Twin Falls and Shoshone areas of southern Idaho.

The Bureau of Land Management Twin Falls District said its fire crews responded to more than 20 reports of fires on Wednesday night. It's unclear how many of those fires burned together into larger complexes.

BLMspokesman Josh Olson said the majority of fires are burning through grass and brush on public land.

We've got two or three that are pretty active, Olson told KTVB. We don't have any structures threatened at this point, which is actually, quite a pleasant surprise.

Olson said the most destructive of the fires appeared to be the Cinder Road Fire, Red Ridge Fire, and Black Ridge fires. Air tankers making water drops are expected to help fight these fires throughout the day.

Coonskin Fire (two separate fires)

  • Start: 4:52 p.m. July 31
  • Location: 10 miles west of Roseworth
  • Combined size: 4,379 acres
  • Resources: Two engines and one tractor disk
  • Expected containment: 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Expected control: 8/2 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Structures: None threatened


Buck Flat Fire

  • Start: 8:18 p.m. July 31
  • Location: Approximately 19 miles southwest of Castleford
  • Size: 637 acres
  • Resources on scene: Four engines, one water tender and one dozer
  • Estimated Containment: 8/1 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Estimated Control: 8/2 at 10:00 a.m.


Millerd Fire

  • Start: 6:15 p.m. on July 31
  • Location 5 miles east of Shoshone
  • Size: 706 acres
  • Resources on scene: One engine
  • Contained: 7/31 at midnight
  • Estimated Control: 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.


3 Well Fire

  • Start: 11:03 p.m. July 31
  • Location: 5 miles south west of Shoshone
  • Size: 684 acres
  • Resources on scene: One engine
  • Contained 8/1 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Controlled: 8/1 at 1:00 p.m.


Red Bridge Fire

  • Start 9:17 p.m. July 31
  • Location: 8 miles southeast of Shoshone
  • Estimated size: 81 acres
  • Resources on scene: Three engines
  • Contained: 8/1 at 7:00 a.m.
  • Estimated Control: 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.


Red Bridge 2 Fire

  • Start: Approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday July 31
  • Location: 8 miles southeast of Shoshone
  • Estimated size: 240 acres
  • Resources: sharing with Red Bridge
  • Contained: 8/1 at 7:00 a.m.
  • Estimated Control: 8/1 at 10:00 p.m.


Southeast Red Bridge Fire

  • Reported: 6:07 a.m. August 1
  • Location: 2 miles southeast of Red Bridge
  • Estimated Size: 9,900 acres
  • Resources: 18 engines, two dozers and one water tender
  • Estimated containment: 8/1 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Estimated control: 8/2 at 8:00 p.m.


Black Ridge Fire

  • Start: 9:39 p.m. July 31
  • Location: 7 miles south of Richfield
  • Estimated size: 1,400 acres
  • Resources: Six engines and one water tender
  • Contained: 8/1 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Estimated control: 8/2 at 8 p.m.


Cinder Road

  • Start: 11:14 p.m. July 31
  • Location: 14 miles northeast of Hazelton
  • Estimated Size: 3,000 acres
  • Resources: Six engines
  • Contained: 8/1 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Estimated control: 8/2 at 8:00 p.m.
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