ACTIVE WASHINGTON WILDFIRES: Sunday, July 26, 2015

FIRE SUMMARY – Statewide Stats

  • 5 Uncontained Large Fires
  • 5 “New” Fires for 28 acres

FIRE SUMMARY – NATIONAL

  • 115 “New” Fires [Light Initial Attack Activity]
  • 4 “New” Large Incidents
  • 2 Large Fires Contained
  • 13 Not Contained Large Fires
  • 3 Type 1 IMTs committed
  • 6 Type 2 IMTs committed

ADDY-GIFFORD FIRE:  Start:  7/23/15.  Location:  20 miles of Chewelah. Cause:  Human.  Acres:  83.  Containment:  75%.

BLUE CREEK FIRE:  Start: 7/20. Time:  1230 PDT.  Cause:  Human.  Location:  10 miles E of Walla Walla.  Personnel:  1,000.  Injuries:  7 due to Bee Stings, Twisted Ankle and a moderate burn to the leg.  Resources:  25 Crews, 69 Engines, 8 Dozers, 17 Water Tenders and 9 Copters.  Damage/Lost:  1 primary + 7 outbuildings destroyed.  Acres:  6,225.  Containment:  50%.

engine monitors fire at night

Night Shift on the Fire – Photo Courtesy of Inciweb

DAVENPORT FIRE:  Start 7/26/15.  Time:  1845 PDT.  Cause:  Unknown.  Location:  Near the town of Davenport.  Resources:  Media reporting DNR sending two engines and mutltiple number of additional resources.  Containment:  0%.

HATCH GRADE:  Start: 7/24/15.  Location:  19 miles SE of Kennewick.  Cause:  Unknown.  Threats:  Residences and Wind turbines.  Acres:  600.  Containment:  0%.

KETTLE NORTH COMPLEX [5 Fires]:  Start:  7/21/15.  Location:  19 miles NW of Kettle Falls. Cause:  Unknown.  Acres:  Largest fire is 12.  Containment:  95%.

N BOULDER 2 FIRE:  Start:  7/20/15.  Time:  1400 PDT.  Cause:  Lightning.  Location:  3 1/2 miles SW of the Town of Orient.  Command:  WAIMT 2 in partnership with Colville NF Fire Managers. Personnel:  356.  Acres:  176.  Containment:  Unknown.

Fire Image by Amos Corrales via Inciweb.

WILDHORSE FIRE:  Start:  7/20/15.  Location:  4 miles SW of Oroville. Cause:  Lightning.  Acres:  163.  Containment:  60%.

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