Wildfire Alert: Hospital Fire – Current as of 7:00 PM PT on 8/29/2023

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Hospital Fire Surrounded by Dozer Line


Orofino, Idaho – Fire officials report the Hospital Fire in Orofino is now fully surrounded by dozer line but remains 0% contained. While recent precipitation is helpful, firefighters are waiting for the risk of lightning to subside before beginning mop up operations. The cause of the incident is under investigation.


Clearwater County has reopened Dent Bridge Road but Wixson Heights remains closed. Tomorrow morning local law enforcement will escort Wixson Heights homeowners into the neighborhood starting at 7:00 AM. If you wish to be escorted in, please call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office at 208-476-4521 and provide your contact information.


Visit Clearwater County’s Facebook page for evacuation and road closure information: https://www.facebook.com/clearwatercounty.org/


View the location of the Hospital Fire on the Idaho Department of Lands fire map: https://gis1.idl.idaho.gov/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=49bc88dc5e144ae2b3cd60a726168377&query=Fire_History_Locations_Public_4180_1746_1717_7086_7191%2CIncidentName%2CHospital



Scott Phillips