Potential for growth of two new wildfires outside Grangeville

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 26 at 4:14 PM

GRANGEVILLE, ID. -- Fire Staff on the Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce National Forest reported two fires currently burning close to the old Red River Ranger Station near Elk City, Idaho.

The Fitness Fire, located east of the Red River Ranger Station is 20 acres. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There are 30 firefighters working the fire and multiple crews have been ordered.  A retardant plane, three helicopters and two engines have been dispatched to the fire. 

The Moose Fire is 2 acres and is located southwest of the old Red River Ranger Station.  It is currently staffed.

Firefighters are experiencing high winds and with neither of the two fires currently under control, there is a lot of potential for growth.
 

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