ICIO crews dispatched to new fires

ICIO van in foreground with fire vehicle in background
Photo courtesy Lt. Greg Heun, ICIO
By Lt. Greg Heun, Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino

Last night (Monday) lightning storms came through the North-central Idaho area sparking off approximately 70 fires. 

Red Hotz 1 and Givens Hall Camp Maintenance 2 were dispatched to the Kamiah area (20 miles east of Orofino) where most of the more critical fires are located. 

One fire is located just south of my property, and I passed the Red Hotz 1's vehicles (crew fighting that fire) as I was heading to ICIO this morning (photo shown here).

Our other two crews, Red Hotz 2 and Givens Hall Camp Maintenance 1 are currently at the 3 Sisters Fire outside of Coeur d'Alene. 

Story published: 08/11/2015
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