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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Yellow Bull Fire near Kamiah

(Kamiah) – The 200-acre Yellow Bull Fire, located 10 miles southwest of Kamiah between Red Rock Road and Highway 162 is being battled by Idaho Department of Lands, the U.S. Forest Service, and more than 30 volunteers with tractors, implements and a dozer.

Currently a Type 3 Incident Commander from the USFS Grangeville Smoke Jumpers is in charge of firefighting efforts, and along with the volunteer resources there are three engines on the scene.  Three additional engines and one hand crew have been ordered for additional assistance.

Firefighters working together were able to save three homes from the blaze last night, however, one outbuilding did burn.  No structures are currently threatened.

This is a lightning cause fire that was spotted about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Challenges today include limited resources across the region as well as a potential cold front expected this afternoon, which could mean more winds and lightning.

Depending on weather conditions, containment is anticipated by the end of the day.