Express Fire in Lewiston now 100 percent contained

LEWISTON, Idaho — Evacuations have been lifted in the areas surrounding the Express Fire burning near Lewiston.

The Clearwater River Casino, residential area and RV park were all evacuated early Monday morning, but people in those areas can now return.

A Nez Perce Tribe spokesman says some outbuildings have burned, but no homes were lost and no injuries have been reported.

The Express Fire began Sunday night on the north side of US 95 near the casino. It has burned about 3.125 square miles (2,000 acres). As of Tuesday afternoon, it is 100 percent contained.

Crews are still on the scene continuing patrol and mop-up operations.


US 95 was closed for several hours but has fully reopened.

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