Crews Work to Tamp Down Buffalo Fire Southeast of Lewiston

    Firefighting crews from the Idaho Department of Lands worked overnight Saturday to contain a rapidly spreading wildfire about 10 miles southeast of Lewiston.

    What the agency dubbed as the Buffalo Fire was initially reported Saturday afternoon. It grew to about 16 acres within a few hours, and eventually reached an estimated 128 acres.

    The Department of Lands initially assigned several single-engine air tankers and helicopters to work the fire. Three engines and four crews worked overnight to stop the spread.

    Crews were mopping up interior hotspots Sunday afternoon. No homes were threatened. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

    Read more on this story at the Lewiston Tribune

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