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Big Lost fire burning 1,200 acres near Potlatch

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POTLATCH, Idaho -

Fire crews are fighting the Big Lost Fire near Potlatch, Idaho, Saturday afternoon. The fire has burned 1,280 acres at last report.

Highway 6 is blocked at milepost 14 east of Potlatch because smoke is blowing across it and the fire has jumped the road.

Fire crews on the scene say air support has saved several homes in the area. There is no word yet on what evacuation orders are in effect for the fire. 

The fire is 30 percent contained Saturday. A type 3 incident management is on the scene and air drops will continue until Saturday night.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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