Updated: 5/13/2016 0720 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.
- Reported by Social Media brush fire turned wildfire started
- Some reports indicate cause due to unconfirmed logging operation
- DNR: Fire name Hot Shot. Limited info. 55 acres. Command to change over on 5/13/16 AM.
- Media reporting acres burned @ 2300 hours was already at 65 acres.
- DNR Response: Fire crews dispatched at 1841 hours. Near Hotshot TS. Snohomish County, near Oso off of Hwy 530.
- DNR: Nearby tower not being threatened.
- DNR: Fire fuels in active timber sale in fell.
- DNR: Probability of fire growth is high.
- DNR: Type 2 IMT team ordered.
- Social Media: Reported Local FD had arrived but when the winds picked up, they backed out. (we do not have confirmation of that but sounds like if they did, it’s a safety issue)
- DNR states: Nearby tower is not being threated. Fire fuels are in active timber sale and fell. Probability of the fire growth is high. A Type 2 IMT team has been ordered.
- 80+ acres.
CURRENT WEATHER (at the time of this update)
- Temps: 53 degrees.
- Precipitation: 0%.
- Humidity: 86%.
- Winds: 6 mph.
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