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Cape Horn Firefighters Aiming for Tuesday Containment

Cape Horn Wildfire

Idaho’s Cape Horn fire is now 50 percent contained as of Friday night, a ten percent improvement from Thursday. Fire information officer Norm Rooker says the area not yet contained runs from the top of Three Sister’s Ridge down to the lake itself.

He says that is very rugged terrain, and crews are now working to bulldoze a line. Rooker says crews hope to have that line set by Monday, and hope to have the entire fire contained by Tuesday, weather permitting of course.

Fire officials note several people have called to ask about campfire rules, and recreational fires are still banned there. The Idaho Department of Lands set a burn ban in the north Idaho last month, and conditions have not changed.

490 firefighters are supporting the Cape Horn effort.

Access to Baview is still closed to the general public, but home and boat owners were allowed back in Thursday and power was restored to most homes.

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