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Caribou Fire hits Amish community

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The Caribou Fire, burning near Eureka in Lincoln County, has now grown to more than 17,000 acres. Over the weekend the fire forced evacuation orders for more than 100 residents in the West Kootenai area. According to the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office, the fire destroyed 40 buildings in a local Amish community. Among those buildings, ten private homes, and at least thirty other structures. In light of the evacuations and destruction, the Red Cross Shelter in Eureka is now re-opened.

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