Fire Crews Utilize Drone To Help Extinguish Prospect Fire In North Latah County

Firefighters are gaining ground on the Prospect Fire burning in North Latah County.

The blaze is now 15% contained at nearly 300 acres.  The fire is burning logging slash on private timberland near Prospect and Meadow Creeks about 8 miles North of Harvard.

Idaho Department of Lands fire crews brought in a drone with an infrared camera to look for hot spots on Friday.  There are 142 personnel assigned to the blaze.  There are no road closures in the area but officials are asking the public to stay away from the fire zone.

The fire was sparked a week ago by lightning.