Mandatory Evacuations for Kamiah

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Areas west of Kamiah, ID city limits are now in mandatory evacuations (stage 3). These areas include Pine Ridge and Bethman Addition.

All of Kamiah proper and the surrounding areas should be packed and ready to evacuate (stage 2). These areas include Harrisburg East, Caribel, Tom Taha, Adams Grade, Kamiah proper, East Kamiah, Woodland Grade, Frasure Grade, Ridgewood, and Fort Misery.

 

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Clearwater Complex Lawyer Branch Fire

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SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Clearwater Complex Lawyer Branch Fire burning in Lewis and Idaho counties, Idaho.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Idaho’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 1:13 a.m. MDT on Aug. 14, 2015.

Fisher Fire Update

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The Fisher Fire, a lightning caused fire first reported the morning of the 12th, is burning in heavy timber on a steep area of Big Canyon about 7 miles north of Craigmont. It has grown to 2,500 acres.

Lawyer Complex Fire Update

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Officials took advantage of a better window of visibility yesterday allowing their pilots and ground crews to better identify the fire's perimeter. The better mapping abilities have led to a significant increase in reported acres. With the moderate fire growth yesterday the known fire perimeter is now nearly 12,000 acres.

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