Residents deal with power outages from Bissell Fire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Residents deal with power outages from Bissell Fire

Posted: Updated:
HUNTERS, Wash. -

While there are families under level two and level three evacuation notices because of the Bissell Fire, there are also a lot of families who don't have electricity in their homes because of the fire.

The power outage currently affects people who live in Gifford all the way down Highway 25 to about where the Two Rivers Casino is.

Some businesses weren't open Monday because of the power outage, but others still gathered for their normal lunch.

“We're having a picnic,” says Shirley Dashiell.

She's known as the best cook in her group, and the group gathers often for lunch together. So, when the power went out, Shirley improvised, making sandwiches instead of the fish she was planning to make.

It's something Mabel Bennett appreciates. She left early for the lunch on Monday so she could talk to them about the fire and how everyone has been affected by it. It's not the first time a fire has come close. Mabel says the fire in Fruitland from 2015 came just a mile away from her home. She and others have learned lessons on how to make do with what you have.

So while firefighters work on suppression, and crews try to restore power, these folks have each other to make do under these circumstances.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman punched in the face at Montana homecoming game

    Woman punched in the face at Montana homecoming game

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:21:25 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - After a fight at the University of Montana homecoming football game in Missoula this weekend, a Helena woman was left with two black eyes. "The next thing I know is I am bleeding all over the place and I have no idea what happened," said Nancy Collick, the alleged victim. Nancy is still in shock and has been seeing different doctors to get her eyes and nose checked out.

    >>

    MISSOULA, Mont. - After a fight at the University of Montana homecoming football game in Missoula this weekend, a Helena woman was left with two black eyes. "The next thing I know is I am bleeding all over the place and I have no idea what happened," said Nancy Collick, the alleged victim. Nancy is still in shock and has been seeing different doctors to get her eyes and nose checked out.

    >>
  • Spokane man accused of cutting his wife's brakes, sending text hoping she crashed

    Spokane man accused of cutting his wife's brakes, sending text hoping she crashed

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:05:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly cutting the brakes on his estranged wife's car and then sending her a threatening text message. The victim noticed something wasn't right with her vehicle and drove it to a shop before anyone was hurt. Court documents allege Adrian J. Reyez, 32, committed felony domestic violence harassment.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly cutting the brakes on his estranged wife's car and then sending her a threatening text message. The victim noticed something wasn't right with her vehicle and drove it to a shop before anyone was hurt. Court documents allege Adrian J. Reyez, 32, committed felony domestic violence harassment.

    >>
  • Florida man kills family friend for hitting on imaginary girlfriend

    Florida man kills family friend for hitting on imaginary girlfriend

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 1:48 AM EDT2017-10-17 05:48:50 GMT

    PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say a murder that turned into a shootout with deputies started when a man believed a family friend was hitting on his imaginary girlfriend. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Brian Disario shot and killed a friend of his mother's, 56-year-old David Armstrong on Thursday. Deputies say Disario believed Armstrong was hitting on his girlfriend, a woman who law enforcement says doesn't actually exist.

    >>

    PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say a murder that turned into a shootout with deputies started when a man believed a family friend was hitting on his imaginary girlfriend. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Brian Disario shot and killed a friend of his mother's, 56-year-old David Armstrong on Thursday. Deputies say Disario believed Armstrong was hitting on his girlfriend, a woman who law enforcement says doesn't actually exist.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

    Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-10-17 13:18:59 GMT

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job. Trump's announcement Tuesday on Twitter follows reports that Republican Rep. Tom Marino played a key role in passing a bill that weakened the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. 

    >>

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job. Trump's announcement Tuesday on Twitter follows reports that Republican Rep. Tom Marino played a key role in passing a bill that weakened the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. 

    >>
  • PHOTOS: Semi-truck overturns and loses 56,000 pounds of apples on Blewett Pass

    PHOTOS: Semi-truck overturns and loses 56,000 pounds of apples on Blewett Pass

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:29 AM EDT2017-10-17 12:29:59 GMT

    BLEWETT PASS, Wash. - A semi truck overturned on Blewett Pass Monday, spilling its payload of apples on the road. WSP says 56,000 pounds of apples were dumped when the truck flipped. Traffic was slowed for hours on the pass that slices through the Cascade Mountain range.  No word yet on a cause or injuries.

    >>

    BLEWETT PASS, Wash. - A semi truck overturned on Blewett Pass Monday, spilling its payload of apples on the road. WSP says 56,000 pounds of apples were dumped when the truck flipped. Traffic was slowed for hours on the pass that slices through the Cascade Mountain range.  No word yet on a cause or injuries.

    >>
  • Are your trees at risk for wind damage?

    Are your trees at risk for wind damage?

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:38 AM EDT2017-10-17 06:38:00 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Wind advisories are in place for most of the Inland Northwest today and into tomorrow. In higher elevations, gusts are estimated to reach over 40 miles per hour. Katie Kosanke, the Urban Forester for the City of Coeur d’Alene, says if the leaves on your trees may have fallen too early or turned fall colors too soon that may be a cause for concern.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Wind advisories are in place for most of the Inland Northwest today and into tomorrow. In higher elevations, gusts are estimated to reach over 40 miles per hour. Katie Kosanke, the Urban Forester for the City of Coeur d’Alene, says if the leaves on your trees may have fallen too early or turned fall colors too soon that may be a cause for concern.

    >>