WASHINGTON WILDFIRES: SitReps for Wednesday, July 8, 2015

231 COMPLEX FIRE

231 Fire

7 miles S of Springdale

  • 117 personnel
  • 970 acres
  • 60% contained
  • Resources:  5 Water tenders, 3 engines, [1] 20-person crew
  • Level 1 evacuation order, to be lifted after torching complete
  • To continue mop up operations
  • 2 primary buildings, 9 outbuildings destroyed

Flames backing down steep ground    Smoke column rises above highway with green trees on either side.

Little Spokane

Riverside State Park / near Milemarker 10 off Hwy 291

  • 176 personnel
  • 0% containment
  • 317 acres
  • Resources: 3 water tenders, 3 engines, 1 dozer.
  • Multiple starts on Painted Rocks Trailhead [unknown cause]
  • Heavy air resources used
  • [6] 20 person crews
  • Painted Rocks Trailhead closed

HORSESHOE FIRE 

15 miles NNW of Trout Lk  in Mt Adams Wilderness – Gifford Pinchot NF

  • 20 Firefighters, 1 crew spent night in spike camp.
  • Approved to go “Direct” suppression
  • 250 acres
  • Cause still unknown
  • Hazards:  Falling dangerous snag trees & hazard trees
  • Laying hose line
  • Resources:  1 Type 1, 3 Type 2, 3 Type 2 IA Crews
  • 2 Type 1, 1 Type 2, 1 Type 1, 1 AirAttack and 1 Fixed Wing Aircraft
  • 1 Water Tender
  • 189 personnel

NEWBY LAKE FIRE

15 miles NW of Loomis, WA

  • 173 personnel
  • 1990 acres
  • Opportunities presented to tie from the Tripod Fire
  • Spike camp established
  • Div B to continue to construct lines
  • Mod ROS
  • Timber (Grass and Understory)
  • Resources:  U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR), and British Columbia Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource.

Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015 Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015

#FireImages courtesy of inciweb

 

WILLIAMS FIRE

Approx 2 miles north of Colville, WA East of Williams Lake Rd

  • 332 acres
  • 310 personnel
  • Infrared tool used overnight to locate hotspots used
  • 75%
  • Brush, timber, grass and slash

7-3-15

#FireImage courtesy via inciweb

WOLVERINE FIRE

3 miles NW of Lucerne, WA

  • 317 acres
  • 117 personnel
  • Prepping FS 8301 for structure protection
  • Crews actively engaged
  • Expectations for fire to double in size due to wind low fuel moisture
  • Fire ground accessible by boat or plane only
  • Level 2 precautions still in place for Hidden Valley & Lucerne

 

Fire moving across drainage, Riddle Creek in background

We will cover additional fires not listed on the post on Thursday, July 9, 2015.

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