Coeur d'Alene Fire Department

Courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department via Facebook 

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Fire department has decided to cancel an upcoming prescribed burn on Tubbs Hill due to COVID-19 precautions.

According to a release from the department, Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel made the decision to cancel the burn, which had been scheduled for early April. 

Due to the nature of coronavirus to affect a patient's respirator system, the department decided not to add smoke inhalation to the situation. 

"The health of Tubbs Hill and the safety of our residents is a priority and we will continue to work with the Parks Department, Idaho Department of Lands and the city Committees to formulate a new plan moving forward," Gabriel said in a press release.