US95 Highway Fire 728

Photo: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Information Facebook

NAPLES, ID - On Tuesday, July 28, fire investigators from Idaho Department of Lands Fire Information and Idaho State Fire Marshal's Office responded to six additional fires that were intentionally set along Highway 95, approximately 2 miles north of Naples, ID. This now makes the number of intentional fires set along US95 this week to 14.

On Thursday, July 23 between the hours of 7:30am - 9:00am, investigators were called to investigate eight fires along US95 just South of Athol, ID. All fires have been set on the west side of the road (southbound traffic).

“We are asking the public to contact us with any information that will help solve the origin of these fires,” said Idaho State Fire Marshal Knute Sandahl. “Arson is a serious crime, and intentionally starting fires to vegetation in the hot summer is alarming—fires like these can rapidly spread, causing damage to personal property, our timber industry, or worse, injure or kill someone.”

Fire officials urge the public to report any information they might have on either string of fires along HWY 95. Information can be direct messaged to either of their Facebook pages, or by calling 1-877-75-ARSON

US95 Highway Fire 728 (1)

Photo: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Information Facebook