Plane crash near Warren, Idaho triggers forest fire, 2 in hospital


A plane crash near Warren caused a wildfire and hospitalized two people, according to a press release from the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 1 p.m. Monday, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office received notification of the crash northeast of Warren Airport, near the Slaughter Creek drainage, the statement said. Forest Service personnel were already on the scene.

Life Flight was dispatched from Boise and Ontario, Oregon. Two people were taken to hospital, the statement said.

It was not clear whether the two hospitalized people had been on board. Details on the type of aircraft, where it was departing or heading, how many people it was carrying, and the size of the fire were also not available.

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Payette National Forest, US Forest Service firefighters, and the air ambulance.

A Federal Aviation Administration investigation is underway while the Forest Service is fighting the fire.

This story was originally published September 27, 2021 6:37 pm.

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