Citizens thanked for their help during Bedrock Fire

Wednesday August 25, 2021

The Bedrock Fire reached 11,205 acres before it was 100% contained Sunday. Over 12 days, members of the community, businesses, local government, and leaders supported the firefighting effort in a variety of ways.

“Residents in Lenore, Cavendish and the surrounding areas welcomed firefighters into the community and were supportive partners in the firefighting effort,” said Idaho Department of Lands Director Dustin Miller. “Rural residents and volunteer fire departments are also often the first to respond and report fire starts, which is critical to our mission to respond as quickly as we can to incidents.”

The Idaho Department of Lands appreciates the efforts of communities of local farmers and private individuals in coordinating with us to use their local knowledge as well as the tractors, discs, dozers, water trucks and personnel to support suppression efforts, especially on the canyon rims. These coordinated efforts made a critical difference.

Thanks goes to the farming communities of:

The Idaho Department of Lands also wants to give special thanks to:
Kamiah Fire Department
Orofino Fire Department
Sunnyside Rural Fire District
Evergreen Fire District
Big Canyon Fire District
Nez Perce County Fire Department
Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department
Juliaetta Volunteer Fire Department
Genesee Fire Department
Deary Volunteer Fire Department
Moscow Volunteer Fire Department
Potlatch Rural Fire District
Troy Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Lewiston Fire Department
Wheatland Fire Protection District
The Lewiston Tribune
Window on the Clearwater
Local and regional news outlets
Lenore volunteer fire departments
Lenore Post Office
Lenore Community Center
LeBaron Park
Nez Perce County
Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office
Nez Perce Emergency Management
Clearwater County
Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office
Clearwater Emergency Management
Idaho Department of Lands Clearwater Supervisory Area
Orofino Subway
Canyon Inn Bar and Grill
Representative Caroline Nilsson Troy
Rocky Mountain Blue Team
Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association
Twin Ridge Rural Fire Department
Avista power company
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
USDA Forest Service


The fire was near Lenore, Idaho, on the north side of Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino in Nez Perce County. It started August 11, 2021. The cause is under investigation. For more fire information visit our Fire News Feed.