Wildfire north of Pittsburgh Landing triples in size

PITTSBURGH LANDING, ID - We're following several wildfires in the Northwest, starting with the Pittsburg fire.

No containment is in sight for the fire burning within the Hells Canyon National Recreation area. It's burned more than 64-hundred acres on the Idaho side of the Snake River north of Pittsburg Landing. The blaze was started by lightning, and saw tremendous growth yesterday tripling in size.

"It had a pretty significant push to the north, most of that is wind driven and it's burning in grass," said Sarah Foster. "We've got crews out there today and resources looking at the fire not only how much it grew yesterday and what it's doing today but also looking at some containment area where they can put some fire-line in and use the crews more effectively."

With the river on the west providing a natural fire-line, at this time crews are focusing on the north and eastern flanks of the fire.