Around 11 pm Sunday night, citizens of Lewiston woke up to a truly terrifying sight. 

From their own backyards, they watched as a new wildfire ripped through more than 1,200 acres of land, near the Clearwater River Casino. 



According to a local who witnessed the fire igniting, there were a few lightning strikes from a little electric storm, and one of them must have hit the ground.

All of a sudden, there was a little ring of fire that started blooming out, and then it eventually burned a path headed east. 

Continue scrolling below to see some incredible photos that were taken throughout the night and into the morning, as fire crews battled this enormous fire.

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Here are their 10 tips, along with some simplified explanations from me.

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