July 5, 2012 in City
Second fire in as many days reported on Tubbs Hill
Firefighters extinguished a small, man-caused fire on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene Thursday, the second such fire in as many days in the area.
The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department and Kootenai County Fire District responded to a grass fire at 7:15 p.m. in the Third Street dock area. The fire was less than a 1/2 acre in size but was inaccessible by foot or trail to firefighters. The Kootenai County Fire Boat used its fire pump to quickly extinguish the fire, the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department said in a news release.
Witness at the scene did not hear any fireworks prior to spotting the fire but did see people flee the area after the blaze started. The Coeur d’Alene Police Department are investigating the cause and attempting to locate those people.
This is the second man-caused fire on Tubbs Hill in the last two days. Both fires were discovered by boaters and reported immediately before the fires grew in size. The Coeur d’Alene Fire and Police departments are asking for the public’s help in reporting any fire or anyone using fireworks on city parks immediately.
The extended hot weather forecast will change the fire danger to high on Tubbs Hill.