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Fire near Grandjean scorches 4,000 acres, continues to burn

 (Idaho Press)
(Idaho Press)

A wildfire burning near Grandjean has burned 4,000 acres, one cabin, four outbuildings and continues to grow.

The Wapiti Fire was first reported about 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service. Although there have been no reported injuries as a result of the fire, crews do not have it contained, and according to the release there is no estimated time for its containment.

Area closures are in place around Granjean as crews continue to battle the blaze, the release states. National Forest System Road 524, which connects Highway 21 to Grandjean, is closed.

Monday morning there are seven engines, three helicopters, three heavy air tankers, one handcrew and one water tender on the scene, according to the release.

Cabin owners should call the Lowman Ranger District at 208-259-3361 for information about when they may be able to return to the area, according to the release.


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