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IDAHO FALLS, ID: A mid-morning thunderstorm rolled through Eastern Idaho Interagency Dispatch area resulting in at least 8 new starts on July 11. Crews are on scene of fires and working to gain containment. Good progress is being made on several fires. Additional resources continue to be ordered, based on current and expected conditions, to support firefighting efforts. Local agencies are cooperating in fire response. Current resources are being strategically moved to meet needs in an efficient manner. Despite ‘red flag” conditions, crews worked hard and were able gain ground on containment. 1 new fire was reported and responded to by EIIFC; the Ross Fire was located at a size of 0.1 acres and contained at 10:00 a.m.
Containment-The status of a wildfire suppression action signifying that a control line has been completed around the fire, and any associated spot fires, which can reasonably be expected to stop the fire’s spread. (% contained refers to the same in a percentage; essentially the amount of line/ barrier that should stop fire spread)
Controlled-The completion of control line around a fire, any spot fires therefrom, and any interior islands to be saved; burned out any unburned area adjacent to the fire side of the control lines; and cool down all hot spots that are immediate threats to the control line, until the lines can reasonably be expected to hold under the foreseeable conditions. (controlled indicates line is around the fire and heat/ fire that could threaten that line has been cool; some interior burning may still be ongoing but should not threaten line)
Out- The fire no longer has heat or flame inside the perimeter of control lines.