Fire - Wells Bench RD Orofino

From the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office: On April 20, 2020 at approximately 12:33 P. M., Clearwater County Deputies, Twin Ridge Rural Fire Department, Orofino Fire Department, and Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protection Association (CPTPA) responded to 1128 Wells Bench for an out of control brush fire. Brothers Monte and Thomas Lynch were burning slash piles on their families property when the fire became out of control, burnt through the timber and onto the adjoining property. Fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire in approximately two hours. Nobody was injured, no structures were burnt, and only a few small trees were burned to the point they would not recover. The brush and grass were dry enough that when a slight breeze came up the fire spread quickly; approximately one acre of land was burnt by the fire.

Fire-Wells Bench