Update 2 | Hotshot Fire | DNR | Near Oso, Washington

Updated:  5/12/2016 2300 PDT



Date / Time:   5/12/2016. Time unknown. Around 1900 hours, Social media began reporting a brush fire now being reported as a wildfire.

Location:  18633 Hwy 530, Arlington and near Oso, Washington.  We are unsure if this is in the area where the deadly landslides hit the area in the past.

Cause:  Unknown.



DNR Response:   We have received a response from DNR, “Limited info right now.  Fire is named #Hotshot.  Currently, @ 55 acres and a Type 3 DNR NW Region team will assume command on Friday, May 13, 2016.”



Temps:  56 degrees.

Precipitation:  0%.

Humidity:  76%.

Winds:  6 mph.



Social Media Frenzy:   Mainstream media is reporting this brush fire turned wildfire about 2 hours ago.

Fire Reports:  Media was reporting that the winds were picking up and local FD firefighters had pulled out of the area, going back into service while DNR resources were en route to the fire scene.  We have not been able to confirm that with DNR officials.

Fire Images:  Fire Images are burning up all over Social Media.  We have not reposted due to copyrights.  If you’d like to share your photos and stories with us, we’d love to give you full photo credit.  (nwfireblog@comcast.net)



According to DNR’s Fire Dispatch CAD, here are some of the today’s fire incidents that have occurred throughout Washington State:

1113 PDT:  #276AveFire. Camas (Clark County).  Turned over to Landowner.

1130 PDT:  #JenningsRdFire.  Troutlake (Klicktat County).  .25 acres. Contained @ 1356 PDT.

1449 PDT:  #AugustRdFire.  August Road. (Lewis County).  Grass, brush, timber slash. Brush resources on-scene.



We are signing off for the evening but we will provide updates as we receive them. Thanks for reading and following along with us on fire incidents, stories and happenings.

Have a Safe evening/day wherever your journey make take you.


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2 thoughts on “Update 2 | Hotshot Fire | DNR | Near Oso, Washington

  1. Thanks for the update, that’s a large fire on the West side, especially this early in the season. Regarding the copyright issue on photos, I was under the impression that once a photo is on social media it’s fair game.


    • Hi Roy. Thanks for following us. It is fair game to use if it is a public entity but always polite to ask for permissions. If it has a (c) it is copyrighted and cannot be used w/o the person’s permission which is what we try to do.
      We often copyright our photos.


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