Fire in Incident Command Post office tent

Arson is suspected

Tent Fire at incident command post
Tent ignites at 3:30 am. at the Kootenai River Complex in Idaho.

What do you do if a large tent at the Incident Command Post catches fire in the middle of the night when people are sleeping inside?

It happened September 12 on the Kootenai River Complex near Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Tents used as offices at an ICP are frequently called “yurts.” In this case at 3:30 a.m. the two workers inside were able to evacuate safely.

The Rapid Lesson Sharing report, below, says arson is suspected. The Incident Management Team developed some ICP fire mitigation measures that other teams may find useful.

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Updated 1:31 p.m. MDT September 17, 2022

Doug Forster pointed out in a comment below that an arrest has been made.