Lightning to blame for 18 new wildfires in Idaho

Moose Creek wildfire caused by lightning

Tonight, fire fighters are battling eighteen lightning caused fires in the Nez Perce, Clearwater National Forests.

The fires broke out late Friday (7/14/2017) afternoon. Thunderstorms rolling through the area are believed to be the culprit.

The fires are burning in the Lochsa, Powell, Moose Creek and Red River Ranger Districts.

The U.S. Forest Service says its receiving reports of other fires that haven’t been confirmed yet.

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