Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 33° Cloudy
News >  Idaho

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

 (Idaho Press)
(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.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.