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Hospital Fire 80% Contained

Picture from "Window on the Clearwater"

Orofino, Idaho – Equal measures of hard work on the ground and cooperative weather have resulted in the Hospital Fire in Orofino being 80% contained. Firefighters continue with an aggressive suppression response that includes six Type 6 engines, one water tender, one dozer and one Type 2 hand crew. Fire officials report 45 personnel are assigned to the incident.


Work to mop up the fire, working inward from its perimeter, continues.

Officials remind community members to please limit their use of Dent Bridge Road. With active operations in the area, firefighting equipment and slow moving or parked vehicles are present on the road.


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