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Firefighters Contain Fire On Ridge

From Staff And Wire Reports

Sixty firefighters contained a blaze Tuesday that had scorched more than 50 acres on Italian Gulch ridge.

Gary Darrington, assistant fire warden for the Idaho Department of Lands, said he expected the blaze to be under control by tonight.

Four children accidentally started the fire Saturday while playing with a camp fire, said Shoshone County Sheriff’s officials.

The children ranged in ages from 11 to 14.

The fire burned mostly brush and did not threaten any houses.

Darrington said the children’s parents may be charged for the cost of putting out the fire.

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