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Rice Ridge Fire Thursday Morning Update


September 7, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Crews from Idaho and Oregon work on structure protection on the Highway 83 corridor. Every morning they make sure the pumpkins are full, the pump and sprinklers are working correctly. They have found dogs swimming in the pumpkins and a bear got into one on the Double Arrow.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: Community Meeting tonight, Sept. 7 at 6 pm at the Mission Bible Fellowship Church. There will be a meeting Friday Night, Sept. 8 at 6 pm at the Ovando Elementary School Gym.

The Rice Ridge fire only added about 1,000 acres yesterday. It is now up to 120,759 acres, is 5% contained and has 725 fire personnel working the fire.

YESTERDAY: The inversion did not lift over the fire area, so no aircraft could be used due to lack of visibility caused by the smoke. However, the shade created by the thick smoke subdued fire activity and allowed firefighters to const...

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