Firefighters responding to wildfire near Silverwood, prompting evacuations

KOOTENAI CO., Idaho — Firefighters are responding to a wildfire burning near Silverwood Theme Park and it has prompted evacuations.

Kootenai County Fire & Rescue Chief Chris Way said the fire has burned fives acres and is moving fast.

Evacuations are in place for people living in the area of Brunner and Neighbor Roads.

Jordan Carter, director of marketing and communications at Silverwood, said the theme park is being evacuated. Around 8,000 people have been evacuated. They will be extending tickets for another day and will reopen tomorrow if it is safe.

Way said smoke can be seen from Post Falls.

This is a developing story.