Bedrock Fire burns 17 square miles near Lenore, 98% contained

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LENORE, Idaho — The Bedrock Fire has burned a little over 17 square miles, but it is now 98 percent contained and the rain helped a bit.

Idaho Department of Lands said rain helped with suppression efforts but did not put out the fire. There is still smoke in places, and a chance of thunderstorms may bring more rain and lightning.

No road closures are in places.

The fire, which first ignited on Wednesday, Aug. 11, has burned over 11,000 acres on the north side of Highway 12 between Lewiston and Orofino.

FEMA has authorized funds to help fight the fire. That money will be used for field camps, equipment use and repairs, as well as materials and supplies.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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