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Brush fire contained near Ramsey and Brunner Road near Athol

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Smoke from a fire burning near Athol. Photo: Adam Sperry Smoke from a fire burning near Athol. Photo: Adam Sperry
ATHOL, Idaho -

Update 6:00 p.m.: Jim Lyon with the Northern Lakes Fire District says a brush fire that broke out just afternoon near Athol has been contained. No evacuations occurred and no homes are threatened.

Update 5:15 p.m.: Firefighters say things are looking better for a brush fire burning near Athol Saturday evening. Katie Chen reports some structure protection crews in the area are being released from the fire. Crews seem to have a good handle on this fire right now.

Update 3:05 p.m.: Officials say a fire burning near Athol Saturday afternoon may have been caused by a tree hitting a power line. The fire is about 60 acres in size at last report. We have a crew headed to the scene right now to get more information. The PIO with the fire says no evacuations are in place right now.

The Idaho Department of Lands reports there are structures in the area but none of them are immediately threatened.

Follow KHQ's Katie Chen on Twitter for the latest updates.

Kootenai County Dispatch reports a fire is burning in the area of Ramsey Road and Brunner Road near Athol, Idaho. They tell us multiple agencies are on scene responding to the fire. There is no word yet on the size of this fire or if any structures are threatened Saturday afternoon.

We are working to get more information and will update you as soon as we know more. 

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