A FAST MOVING BRUSH FIRE RIPPED THROUGH A BUSY AREA
OF COEUR D'ALENE TODAY.
BURNING MULTIPLE CARS AND NEARLY KILLING SEVERAL PETS.
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU, WITH HOW
SOME PASSERSBY HELPED SAVE THOSE DOGS FROM THE FLAMES.
the wind pushed this fast moving brush fire that started
along i-90 into these parking lots destroying the
cars and sea doos that were in its path
FIRE INVESTIGATORS SAY BY THE TIME THEY ARRIVED ON
SCENE, THESE CARS WERE ALREADY ENGULFED IN FLAMES.
GUSTY WINDS BLEW THE FIRE QUICKLY THROUGH THE PARKING
LOT OF THE SHILO INN HOTEL, AND SPECIALTY RECREATION
AND MARINE NEXT DOOR.
DAMAGING MULTIPLE JET SKIS.
INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS FIRE WAS ABOUT 2 ACRES, AND
ANOTHER FIRE ACROSS THE HIGHWAY BURNING AT THE SAME
TIME, WAS ABOUT AN ACRE.
BARBARA BALD ARRIVED ON SCENE OF THE FIRE BEFORE FIRE
CREWS, AND DESCRIBED THE TERRIFYING SITE OF CARS AND
ENGULFED IN FLAMES.
ANOTHER MAN AT THE SCENE SAW TWO DOGS TRAPPED IN THIS
CAR AS IT BURNED.
i was scared i thought there was a human in there
but dogs are bad there, so i got out of the car, he
broke the window and he let the dogs out, and there
were two of them they ran two different directions
he caught one i caught the other
BARBARA AND THE OTHER GOOD SAMARITAN REUNITED THE
DOGS WITH THEIR OWNER, WHO WAS STAYING IN THE HOTEL.
BARBARA SAYS IT WAS SCARY TO WITNESS A FIRE IN THE
MIDDLE OF TOWN.
FIREFIGHTERS SAY THE CAUSE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
fire officials say this is a reminder of how high
fire danger is right now and that everyone needs to
do their part to make sure theyre cautious in these
reporting in coeur d'alene grace ditzler kxly 4 news