Sunday, July 29, 2018

Fire US95 near milepost 305

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District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 209-8620
Fax (208) 209-8619

For Immediate Release: 07/29/2018 3:20 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On July 29th, 2018 at approximately 12:33 PM, the Idaho State Police responded to a vehicle fire northbound on US95 near milepost 305, near Spalding, Idaho. A motorhome was towing a 2013 Jeep, when the Jeep lost its front driveline, causing sparks. The Jeep then started on fire and became fully engulfed. This fire then started the hillside on fire to the north of the highway near milepost 305 on US95. Nobody was injured during this incident. The power company for the area has turned off the power to the area north of the highway and we do not have an expected time for it to be turned back on at this time. The northbound side of the highway has been reduced to one lane of travel. Drivers are advised to use caution when traveling northbound on US95 from the Spaulding bridge area to milepost 305. Nez Perce County fire personnel and surrounding fire agencies are currently onscene fighting the fire.