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Tincup fire is tightly managed

Caribou-Targhee National Forest officials are keeping a close eye on the lightning-started Tincup fire, 30 miles northeast of Soda Springs.

The fire started on July 30th and has now grown to 262 acres, burning in sub-alpine and Douglas fir, Lodgepole pine and down and dead fuel.

The fire is being allowed to do its natural job of reducing fuel loads.

There are some unique private in-holdings, recreation trails, range infrastructure, and State Highway 34 within the fire area, so the forest is protecting those areas from spread of the fire. It is ready to implement additional firefighting tactics, if necessary.

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