A fire that started near Harvard last week was nearly contained Sunday. The Idaho Department of Lands firefighters were working on putting out hotspots and reported 90 percent containment of the Prospect Fire. Crews began to demobilize and removing equipment from the staging area about 8 miles north of Harvard in a logging slash area. An unmanned aircraft was used in the late stages of fire fighting to locate hotspots and perimeter control, according to a Department of Lands news release. The fire was estimated to have burned 333 acres. It began after a controlled fire got out of control on the grounds of PotlatchDeltic, a spokeswoman from the timber company said.
Several agencies assisted including the U.S. Forest Service, Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association and the Nez Perce Tribe to suppress the fire.