Wildfire Alert: Old Ahsahka Fire - Current as of 9:00 PM PT on 8/19/2023

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8/19/2023, 9:00 PM PT 


Fire burning northwest of Orofino 


(Orofino, ID) – The Old Ahsahka fire was reported shortly after 3pm this afternoon approximately 4 ½ miles northwest of Orofino, ID. Initial fire size was reported at 40 acres. Numerous fire engines, heavy equipment, hand crews, and firefighting aircraft were dispatched to suppress the fire. The fire is burning in grass and timber. Structures are threatened. Any evacuations, if needed, will be issued by the Clearwater County Sherrif’s office. The fire is currently 0% contained. 


Additional information can be found on the IDL webpage at www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-management  #IDLfireinfo #OldAhsahkaFire2023 

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Jonathan Luhnow  

208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov  


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 9 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.