Wildfire Alert: Parkway Fire – Current as of 7:00 AM PT on 8/8/2023

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Parkway Fire 100% Contained, Type 3 Incident Management Team Demobilizing

Post Falls, Idaho – The objectives of keeping citizens and firefighters safe, losing no structures and 100% containment were accomplished for the Parkway Fire due to collaboration.

The effort required four intense days of aggressive, but safe, fire suppression.

“From the moment the Parkway Fire was discovered, it was all hands on deck,” said incident commander Nate Rogers. “Kootenai County Fire & Rescue, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Kootenai County Emergency Management, Post Falls Police Department and so many more contributed to this success, saving lives and property.”

Heavy air attack played a pivotal role in giving firefighters the time and physical space they needed to save structures. “Aircraft provided by the U.S. Forest Service in the first hours of the attack were especially helpful,” Rogers explained.

With 100% containment reached, the Idaho Department of Lands Type 3 Incident Management Team assigned to the fire will demobilize today. Throughout today 110 personnel will continue work to strengthen containment, especially in areas near structures.

With the incident management team members and resources now available for deployment to other fires, the local Idaho Department of Lands Mica Forest Protective District will assume command of the Parkway Fire. The district will continue to staff the incident.

Post Falls Police investigators are still seeking tips about who lit the campfire that started the Parkway Fire. The campfire was located approximately a quarter of a mile to the north of West Riverview Drive in a steep rocky area of the park, just north of the designated trail in the area. Anyone with information should call the Post Falls Police Department at (208) 773-3517 or email tips to detectives@postfallspolice.gov.

The Idaho Department of Lands is grateful for the outpouring of support from community members in Post Falls and Kootenai County, and for the competent, hardworking, and highly capable partners who helped suppress the fire aggressively, safely and efficiently:

  • Avista Utilities

  • City of Post Falls

  • Idaho Department of Lands

  • Idaho State Police

  • Kootenai County 911 Dispatch Center

  • Kootenai County Emergency Management

  • Kootenai County Fire & Rescue

  • Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office

  • Post Falls Police Department

  • Post Falls Highway District

  • U.S. Forest Service

  • And the many individuals and businesses who volunteered and donated to the effort

This is the final update that will be published for the Parkway Fire.


Find Information About the Parkway Fire

·        IDL Wildfire Alerts – www.idl.idaho.gov/alerts

·        IDL Fire News Feed – www.idl.idaho.gov/fire

·        Kootenai County Emergency Management Website – www.kcsheriff.com/186/Emergency-Management

·        Kootenai County Emergency Management Facebook - www.facebook.com/kootenaiOEM/

·        Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Facebook - www.facebook.com/KootenaiCountyFireandRescue/



View the location of the Parkway Fire on IDL’s Idaho Fire Map

·        https://gis1.idl.idaho.gov/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=49bc88dc5e144ae2b3cd60a726168377&extent=-13022089.528%2C6056466.3977%2C-13020298.0351%2C6057899.592%2C102100



Incident Contact

Scott Phillips

Public Information Officer