November 1, 2017
An electrical issue is the likely cause for a Sunday evening structure fire in Elk City. No injuries were reported, and though it suffered fire and water damage, the home was saved. The owner was insured. “It was a team effort,” said Fire Chief Jeff Maxwell, Elk City Volunteer Fire Department (ECVFD), that included five firefighters and two auxiliary personnel. “I’m glad we were able to save his house.”November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The same Dumpsters have repeatedly caught on fire outside of town. But it’s more than just someone dumping off hot ashes cleaned from the woodstove. “Some schmuck is lighting them off,” said Fire Chief Bob Mager, Grangeville Rural Fire Department (GRFD).November 15, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
Fire destroyed a hay barn and its contents in an early Saturday morning incident at the Raff residence east of Stites. No injuries were reported. Losses were estimated around $80,000, according to Fire Chief Blaine Feinman, Ridge Runner Fire Department, for the structure, its contents of between 19 to 20 tons of hay, and a 1994 Ford F150 pickup.November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
The Oct. 17 fire that burned 75 acres above the White Bird Grade was caused by power lines during what IDL Fire Bureau Chief JT Wensman called the “high wind events that occurred” that night. On Oct. 26, Wensman told the Free Press the related investigation was not yet complete.November 1, 2017 6 a.m. read more..
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