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FIRST ON KHQ: Beach Fire Spreads To Timber Near Mica Bay

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UPDATE: Doubletree fire near Mica Bay in CDA is now 100% contained. Crews will remain on scene throughout the night. They hope to begin the mop up phase Wednesday morning. 

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Fire officials on scene of what is now being called the Double Tree Fire near Mica Bay in Coeur d'Alene say they have the fire about 60% contained and hope to have 100% containment sometime Tuesday night. 

We are told the fire began as a beach fire that got out of control and quickly spread to the woods above the beach. Homes were threatened at one point, but crews have managed to get a line around the fire and prevent it from spreading to any homes. 

We will update this story as soon as we get any additional information. 

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KHQ Local News reporter Patrick Erickson is heading to Coeur d'Alene where firefighters are on scene of a fire burning near Mica Bay. As he exited I-90 in Coeur d'Alene he said he could see a lot of smoke in the area of Mica Bay.

Officials say this is a three-alarm fire that is threatening several lake homes. Right now officials say the fire is about 5 acres in size and there is a helicopter out assisting in the fight. 

We'll update you as soon as he gets more information. 

 

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