Fire - Upper Fords Creek

From the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office:

On 9/16/20 at about 3:45 PM the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a wild land fire near mile marker 2 on Upper Fords Creek Road. CPTPA, Orofino Fire, and Upper Fords Creek Fire responded to the area. Two helicopters were designated to assist in fighting the fire. The fire was contained to approximately six acres and it was determined the cause of the fire was due to a vehicle accident. The sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time. Upper Fords Creek was closed for approximately two hours but has now been reopened.