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IDOL: Homeowner Started Fire

A firefighter sprays water on a fire on the downhill side of a road as the blaze roars behind him Tuesday during multiple agency efforts on a wildland fire near Mica Bay. (Shawn Gust/press)
A firefighter sprays water on a fire on the downhill side of a road as the blaze roars behind him Tuesday during multiple agency efforts on a wildland fire near Mica Bay. (Shawn Gust/press)

The Double Tree fire in Mica Bay was caused IDby a homeowner lighting a fire pit with paper, authorities said Wednesday. “We have confirmation from the homeowner that they started the fire,” said Shane O’Shea, assistant fire warden for Idaho Department of lands. “They admitted that they were starting a fire in an above ground fire pit using paper. The wind picked up the paper and that is what started the fire.” O’Shea said he will be investigating the fire to determine if there was negligent behavior. Coeur d'Alene Press story here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Jeff Selle)




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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