By Cameron Rasmusson
Thanks to quick work by fire crews, the Trestle Peak Fire has been relatively contained to around 40 acres.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, the wildfire’s spread is minimal following air attacks and fire retardant drops. Located east of Sandpoint along Trestle Ridge, the fire is burning in thick sub-alpine fir. A team of three Type 2 initial attack crews, 10 smokejumpers, two Forest Service engines and crews, a contract water tender and an additional 15 local firefighters are combating the fire.
In addition, four small fires in the Sandpoint Ranger District, located at Taffy Creek, Strawberry Creek, Lightning Creek and Wylie, have been successfully contained.
Meanwhile, Forest Service staffers are on the watch for holdover fires caused by lightning that can appear several days after striking.
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