Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley Palouse & Camas Prairie

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

UPDATE on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fires

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KAMIAH, ID - Several lightning-caused starts, detected July 14-16, on the Lochsa/Powell, Moose Creek, and Red River Ranger Districts, are currently staffed, in mop-up status, or are being managed for resource benefits.  Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests officials say Forest and Fire Management Staff considered the long-term effects of smoke in their decision to manage fires in the wilderness and roadless areas.

Snake River Fire Now 70% Contained

Mia Carlson 2007

POMEROY, WA - The 3,180-acre Snake River Fire east of Pomeroy is now 70% contained.  Officials say it is burning mainly in grassland on the very steep slope of the Snake River.  Over the next 12 to 24 hours, the fire is expected to push out of the Snake River Canyon to the south.  It was started by lightning early Saturday morning.

UPDATE on Craig Mountain Complex South of Lewiston

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WINCHESTER, ID - Firefighters continue to work to contain two fires in the Craig Mountain Fire Protection District.  The fires, now known as the Craig Mountain Complex, are located approximately 30 miles south of Lewiston.  The Corral Creek Fire is located on Corral Creek near its junction with the Snake River and is estimated at over 800 acres. The Powerline Fire is in the drainage between Eagle Creek and Deer Creek and is approximately 4,000 acres.

UPDATE on Corral Creek & Powerline Fires

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LEWISTON, ID - UPDATE at 2:30 p.m.: The Corral Creek Fire is now 1,100 acres and the Powerline Fire is 925 acres.

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UPDATE: The Corral Creek Fire is now 700+ acres. A Type 3 team was ordered but the decision was made to send the Type 3 team to another incident on the district called the Powerline Fire. Jason Svancara’s Type 3 team is taking over that one, which is approximately 400+ acres.  The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is closing Hoover Point Road for public access; the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office closed Eagle Creek Road.

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As a precautionary measure, Eagle Creek Road be closed until further notice due to the proximity of the Powerline Fire, which is just southwest of the Hoover Point/Deer Creek area.  It is estimated to be 500 acres in size. The 600-acre Corral Fire is located in the area of Dough Creek and Corral Creek near the Snake River.

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