Hatwai Fire Update: Fire held in current footprint, 50% contained

Monday August 1, 2022

(Near Lewiston) – After updated mapping, the Hatwai Fire near Lewiston is 76 acres. This is a change from the original report of 50-60 acres but is not the result of fire growth. The fire was kept within its perimeter today and is 50% contained. View and download today’s Official Fire Information photos.

IDL Fire’s own Teakean Hand Crew arrived today and extinguished smoldering heavy fuels and did close checks for fire heat at the black edge of the burned fire area. A structure and outbuilding are still threatened by the fire. Predicted weather of hot, dry, and windy conditions continues to be of concern. The fire cause is still under investigation.

More on the Hatwai Fire: The fire was reported just before midnight July 31, 2022 near Lewiston, Idaho. It originally threatened 10-20 homes, but no structures were lost. No evacuations were issued.

The fire is at the bottom of the Lewiston Grade in grass and brush. This is land protected by the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) Fire and is in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI).

In addition to the Teakean Hand Crew, since the start of the fire 4 IDL Fire engines, a Nez Perce Tribe Fire Management engine, and the Nez Perce County Rural Fire Department assisted in the quick response to the fire.