Investigators asking for assistance

Thursday August 5, 2021

(Priest River) – Investigators from the Idaho State Fire Marshal’s Office, Idaho Department of Lands and Bonner County Sheriff’s Office are investigating new wildland fires that emerged in Bonner County in the Priest River area near Dufort and East Side roads.

Investigators ask anyone with information relating to these fires, such as having witnessed a vehicle, people, or suspicious activity in that area during the week of August 2, 2021, to contact the Bonner County Sheriff’s office at 208-265-5525.


Sharla Arledge
Public Information Officer
Idaho Department of Lands
208-334-0286 / 208-315-7396

About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.

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