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House Fire in Clearwater County Started by Dryer Vent Spreads to Whole Structure

On Wednesday, July 27 at 2:38 p.m., Clearwater County deputies, Upper Fords Creek Fire, Orofino Fire, Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protection Agency, and Clearwater Ambulance responded to a structure fire at 397 Timber Rim Dr.

The homeowner John and Vicki Russell reported the fire had started in the dryer vent but had quickly spread to the structure. Deputies first on the scene used fire extinguishers to slow the blaze preventing it from spreading further.

Upon the arrival of fire units the remaining fire was quickly extinguished.