Five Sandpoint businesses lost and two damaged in massive fire

Firefighters have been on scene at an active fire on First Avenue between Bridge and Main in Downtown Sandpoint since around 1 a.m. Monday. According to Sandpoint’s city administrator, five businesses have been lost and two are damaged

Selkirk Fire personnel and equipment were dispatched from all stations, including Sandpoint, Sagle and Dover. More information is expected to be released later Monday morning.

The Hound and China Kitchen restaurants were two of the businesses affected.

First Avenue is closed between Pine and Main Street. There is no vehicle access across Bridge Street.

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