Large fire burning near Spirit Lake
SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho — Crews are still working to contain a large fire burning near Spirit Lake, which the Idaho Department of Lands says has burned roughly 40 acres.
According to Timberlake Fire District, the fire is expected to be contained by noon Sunday.
The fire had burned almost 25 acres before air attack was able to knock down enough for ground crews to move in. The flames have since jumped Friday’s fire line, and crews are attempting to get them under control.
As of Saturday, a helicopter is still assisting to control the flames.
The Idaho Department of Lands shut down the southwest end of the lake and cleared boats off the lake, as well as evacuated a couple cabins.
Otherwise, firefighters said no homes or structures have been threatened and there are currently no evacuations in place.
Five aircraft flew in from Washington to help fight the flames.
A helicopter, Single Engine Air Tanker, and two Fire Bosses also assisted, as well as the Idaho Panhandle National Forest Hot Shot crew.
Video shows a helicopter and boat involved with the response.
This is a developing story.
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