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Friday, July 10, 2015

Visit Inciweb for updates on the Cape Horn Fire near Bayview, ID

Here is a brief update on the Cape Horn Fire near Bayview, ID. For the most current information please visit the fire on Inciweb.. Cape Horn Fire near  , ID
CURRENT SIZE: 1202 acres
CONTAINMENT: 40 %
CAUSE: Under investigation. Any rumors of cause and origin are speculative and unsubstantiated.
UPDATE: Road blocks will remain in place to the general public and with access to Cape Horn Road being limited to property owners. However, the area is a hazardous environment with many smoldering hot spots, rolling rocks and logs, fire and utility vehicles traveling as well as working directly from the road. We ask that only residents and those with pertinent business enter into the fire area for the next few days for your own safety.
TODAY’S ACTIVITIES: Kootenai Electric replaced all the burnt poles and power lines and successfully returned power to the area in a very timely fashion. Residents were allowed to return to their homes today.
Idaho Governor Otter visited the fire area and was briefed at the Incident Command Post this morning.
Crews continued building containment lines and conducting burn out operations along the fire perimeter. Helicopters supported ground operations by dropping water to strengthen fire lines and cool hotspots.
A community meeting was held at 8:00 p.m. at the Bayview Community Center where local fire, law enforcement and IMT members discussed today’s activities, accomplishments, and future plans. The next community meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening 7/11. We will continue to update our Inciweb and Facebook pages daily and Information Officers will be posting updates and interfacing with residents throughout the community.