NEW WILDFIRE: #MonumentFire near Quincy Washington State

Near Quincy Washington

A wildfire was reported around 2251 hours PDT last night near the town of Quincy in Washington State.

Due to dry conditions and winds, Grant County Sheriff’s Office immediately putting out a Level 3 evacuations notice around midnight for ALL homes on Rd 13 – NW near Adams Rd.  They told residents to immediately vacate their homes.  Fire was fast approaching.  Sheriff Deputies were en route to the fire scene along with resources.

Around 0120 this morning, Level 2 evacuations were being conducted for residents on Rd K NW – Martin Rd near Quincy.

#FireImage Courtesy of Grant County Sheriff's Office

#FireImage Courtesy of Grant County Sheriff’s Office

Five [5] structures were reported lost around 0200 this morning.  Shelters in Quincy were being established says the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

A State Mob was requested around 0207 this morning consisting of 20 engines and a Type 3 Incident Command.  State EOC located in Camp Murray was activated.

At 0300 hours, the Sheriff’s Office release a statement that the fire would not be reaching nearby Ephrata.  The fire was also stated to be at 2% containment status.

At 0311 Media PIOs were staging at Fire District 3, Station 1 located 1201 Central Ave S in Quincy.

Around 0500 hours the fire was stated to be burning S to SW at 2100 acres with a 20-30% containment status.

0545 hours Fire activity was reportedly burning N of Rd 13.

A Media briefing is scheduled at 0900 hours at Fire Station 13 located at 1201 Central Ave S in Quincy.

Fire Incident Summary:

Fire is burning 3.5 mi NW of Quincy.  It was reported at 2251 hours on June 30, 2015.  It is burning in sage brush and grasses.  It is being driven by 10-15 mph winds.  At 0300, the fire was said to be at 2,000 acres.  It was listed as 2% contained.  The area where the fire is burning is in an agricultural, rural, farmland, vineyards with some steep slopes.  Level 3 evacuations for 24 homes.  A shelter has been setup.  5 structures lost said to be outbuildings or abandoned buildings. No homes have been lost or any new structures as of 0500 hours.  No casualities or injuries have been reported.

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