Wildfire burning in steep terrain near Bayview

Bayview
Courtesy of Northern Lakes Fire PIO

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho — A wildfire is burning in the Bernard Peak area near Bayview.

The fire was reported Monday by the Northern Lakes Fire District. Idaho Department of Lands crews responded to fire.

According to officials, the fire is burning in steep terrain with limited access, which is making it difficult for crews to reach. The base of the fire is only reachable by boat and air operations were suspended Monday night due to safety concerns.