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August 21, 2019 een Times Tincup The Tincup fire re- mains active and continues to consume dead and down fuel. Higher fuel moistures and significant live vegeta- tion are currently keeping fire activity moderated, al- lowing a slow surface fire to rejuvenate the forest. Oc- casional single-tree torch- ing has been observed. The Tincup Fire was discovered on July 30 approximately 30 miles northeast of Soda Springs near the Grays Lake Wildlife Refuge Headquar- ters. The lightning-caused fire 'is approximately 7 acres in size. The fire is slowly spreading towards the northeast away from private property, burning in rugged terrain within the Caribou Mountain Range. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest, with the assistance of a long-term fire behavior analyst, has run several computer models to determine prob- abilities of fire growth and direction. With the above normal snowpack, precipi- tation and historic decrease in fire activity beginning mid-September, fire man- agers feel there is minimal risk allowing Tincup to play its natural role in the ecosystem. Management activities will focus on pre- venting fire spread toward private lands and public land infrastructure. The Forest Service has established several man- agement action pointsthat consumes will determine how the fire will be managed should the fire reach those points. These include modifying suppression actions if a possible increase of growth might affect range allot- ments, the general archery hunting season, private' property to the north and west near Bridge Creek or impact the US Highway 34 and power line corridor. FS lands often have vegetation and wildlife habitat that require fire to remain healthy and func- tioning. On forested lands, up to 60 percent more of the landscape burned histori- cally than now, especially in the West. To diminish the "fire deficit" and there- by mitigate fire risk, the FS and partners are using this fire management strategy that protects valuables from harm, but also reduces fu- ture wildfire risk from ex- cessive fuel accumulation. Fire officials will continue to monitor weather and fuel conditions daily to predict the fire's spread. Smoke from the Tincup Fire Will be visible likely until a major precipita- tion event occurs or until it snows. Fire managers urge individuals to use caution and stay out of the area due to-fire hazards. Currently no closures are in effect. For more information on the Tincup Fire visit in- ciweb at: https://inciweb. nwcg.gov/incident/6489/. Tincup Fire Activity Prepare firewood to save money, burn cleaner Collect and properly than six inches in diameter. store firewood so it is dry Splitting the wood before enough to burn efficiently stacking increases expo- during the colder months, sure to air, which improves Burning clean, dry, sea- the drying process. | (~k-(~ /! Be true to your school The Aberdeen High School Student Council participated in the "Be true to YOUr school" skit on the first day of school. The back to school skits were presented to improve school spirit. The first day of school was Friday, Aug. 16. iiiiiii ~iiiii!iiiiiiili ;i~ ~ ~ ~ ~!~iii: Cool teachers Diana Sargent and Chaney Upton (l to r) were some of the "Cool teachers" on the first day of school at the high school Friday, Aug. 16. Aberdeen Landfill hours Wednesday I 1 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Thursday 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Visit The Times online at: for news, sports, obituaries, legals,classifieds & more. Gordy Brown, Agent 206 Idaho Street American Falls, ID 83211 Bus: 208-226-3121 www.insurewithgordy.com While other insurers just see your home and car as a bundle or a combo deal, I take the time to see what they mean to you and give them the protection they deserve, LET'S TALK TODAY. 1706808 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Fire and Casualty Company Bloomington, IL soned firewood to heat your illnesses and injuries home saves money, ignites easily, and lessens the im- pact on local air quality. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality offers these tips to make your fire bum hotter and keep local air cleaner: * Wait at least 6 months and up to 12 months for dry firewood depending on type of wood. Hard- woods like oak and ma- ple dry more slowly than soft woods like pine and spruce. To test, bang two pieces together; dry wood sounds hollow, wet wood sounds dull. * Cut wood to the right length. The wood should fit easily in your woodstove or fireplace. Make sure it is about three inches shorter than the firebox width or length. * Split wood before stacking. Split the wood to the right width, no more On the weekend tool money with local health care also available on Sa urdays from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Back to School colds & illnesses Fall Sport injuries Harvest InJunes i esses Call 208-226-1057-for same-da, y a ppointment availability! m i !