Wildfire south of Grande Ronde River 95% contained on Friday

Wildfire south of Grande Ronde River 95% contained on Friday »Play Video
Firefighters mop up wildfire south of Grande Ronde River.
LEWISTON, ID - A 1,380 acre fire burning just south of the Grande Ronde River, is nearly 95% contained after crews rushed to build containment lines over the weekend.

Public Information Officer Noel Hardin said the fire was a difficult one for crews to tackle because of the steep terrain and road-less brush. The land was made up of private property, Washington Department of Natural Resource land, and Bureau of Land Management properties. Hardin said no structures were threatened at any time.

"You might see some smoke in the middle of it but it really shouldn't be going anywhere," said Hardin. "They're flying over it looking for hot spots with infrared devices and making sure the perimeter is sealed up."

Hardin said all fire restrictions are still in place for Asotin County with no burning or campfires. Only approved barbecue's can be used until further notice.