AUGUST 5, 2010

C-PTPA fire update

    Cameron Eck, Fire Program Manager for Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protection Association (C-PTPA) reported a total of nine fires in the Boehl’s Cabin area over the past weekend. Eight fires were ignited on Friday, July 30, and one fire was discovered Sunday, Aug. 1.

   All of the fires were started by lightning, with each burning approximately one-tenth of an acre before being extinguished.

   Larger wildfires burning in British Columbia and neighboring states account for the substantial haze in the skies seen here.

   The Clearwater region continues to remain in high risk of fire danger, and all burn permits are suspended until further notice.