ACTIVE WILDFIRES | Washington State | Friday, July 31, 2015 [UPDATES]

UPDATES as of 1832 Hours

As you know, we are not only about NW news, we are “NW News and Beyond” but keeping up with these fires throughout the United States has been very difficult. We have been trying to break them down by each State and still, it’s very hard but it appears you all enjoy each State broken down – so, we are going to keep with tradition.

First, we are going to start with our HOME State – Washington.  Many you have given us some great heads-up on some burning.  We’ll be covering what is burning as of this post and ones that may be at an active containment, which you all know may not be many but we know every single one of our Firefighter, Police Officer, Fire Manager, Pilots and every one that has a hand in the big fires happening everywhere.  We can’t say Thanks enough for all of the hard work, commitment, dedication and willingness to come back out day after day, week after week, month after month and thereafter.

Here is a compilation of fires from various Social Media sites and Fire reporting sites.  If we have missed one please, by all means let us know because we want to add them to our list.

ACTIVE FIRES

Blue Creek Fire | 8 miles E of Walla Walla | Start 7/20/15, 1230 PDT | Human caused, still under investigation | 6004 acres | 750 personnel | 95% contained.

Goode Fire | 24 miles E of Marblemount | Started 7/29/15 | Cause unknown | 100 acres | No access | 0% containment.

UPDATE @ 1825 PDT Matlock Fire | Wildland Fire | 17490 W Shelton / Matlock Rd / Matlock Store |Mason County | near Matlock Washington |4 houses destroyed | Evacuations in progress | Fire is active and has a rapid of spread | UPDATE as of 1831 PDT — Pierce Co Units:  Brush 5, 94, 111, 44, 51 76 and Tender 40. Dispatched @ 1723 PDT. 

Newby Lake Fire | 12 miles NW of Loomis | Start 7/2/15, 1300 PDT | Lightning | 5065 acres [U.S. #s only] | 95% contained.

North Bend Fire | I-90 / MP 38 | Eastside Firefighters are reporting a 40 x 200 brush fire. | Start at 7/31/15, 1800 PDT.

North Boulder 2 Fire  | Orient | Start 7/20/15, 1400 PDT | Lightning | 210 acres | 280 personnel | 3 injuries reported |Divisions A, B, K, W are not staffed but in C & D working to keep fire contained w/in his perimeter | 35% contained.

UPDATE 1820 PDT –> Wolverine Fire | 3 miles NW of Lucerne | Started in June 2015 | Lightning | 1526 acres | Level 3 evacuation notices went out Thursday to Lightning and Riddle Creek cabin owners.  A Level 3 evacuation will go into effect Saturday in Holden Village and Lucerne..

CONTAINED FIRES

NEW @ 1822 PDT   Spokane Fire  Brush Fire | 2800 W Weile | Was a 2-alarm brush fire | Start/Contained 7/31/15.

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