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Lightning believed to be cause of Lava Mountain Fire

There is not much new information available this morning regarding the Lava Mountain Fire burning about 20 miles northwest of Dubois. As of late yesterday after noon, the fire was estimated to be about 250 acres in size, and the latest information posted on InciWeb maintains that same figure. The website, run by those handling the fire, also states that cause of the fire has been determined to be lightning. Warmer temperatures and low humidity are listed as concerns for the fire fight for today. A very large air tanker (VLAT), three heavy air tankers, two single engine air tankers, one heavy helicopter, one light helicopter, two hand crews, and at least seven fire engines with a strike team for structure protection were working the fire yesterday. A Type 2 Incident Command Team has been ordered and is expected to arrive late Sunday. As of yesterday, the USFW reported that while there were structures in the area, none were in immediate danger. Check out a gallery of reader photos here . [image: dscf1425.jpg] *photos h/t Josiah Swinborne* #county10 #news