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The Sixty Fire is 100% contained and evacuation orders lifted

Sixty Fire burns near Cascade
Posted at 10:26 AM, Jul 31, 2023

Update 8/1/23: The Sixty Fire, burning nearly seven acres near Cascade, is now 100% contained and authorities have lifted the evacuation order.

After new 20,000 gallons of water were used fighting the blaze just yesterday, cres were able to fully contain the area. Crews will stay on site to mop up hot spots and monitor the area.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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A new fire called the "Sixty Fire" is burning about 6.6 acres in the Cascade area. Authorities estimate it to be 60% contained following firefighting efforts on July 31.

On Sunday, the Idaho Department of Lands said multiple structures were threatened. The Valley County Sheriff's office is currently working on evacuation efforts, advising that residents are still in a "SET" stage. The sheriff's office also urging that only residents and firefighters are allowed in the area.

The blaze is centralized around the timber rim subdivision South of Sixty Lane to the east, north of Round Valley road.

SITPA Forest Protective District is part of an effort to attack the fire by air. Two single engine air tankers, one type-1 helicopter and a 20-person hand crew and Water Tenders are currently working to douse the flames.

More resources like a Type-1 Hot Shot crew, Fire Investigators, and additional aircrafts will arrive later on July 31 to help speed along the process.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Fire officials would also like to remind citizens to never fly drones near wildfires due to interference with fire aircrafts.