Wildfires Rage in the Northwest | Sunday, July 31, 2016

We have been so busy tweeting and posting wildfire information on our Facebook and Twitter accounts which has literally left us no time for our Blog.  We wanted to make sure everything was on board with us knowing the crazy fires that are now occurring right here at home.

At this moment there are 7 wildfires burning in both Washington and Oregon.  We will provide updates for these and additional fires that may pop up in between posts.  To get more updated and live coverage, follow us on our Social Media accounts @nwfireblog (Twitter) and on our Facebook page at The NW Fire Blog.  Lots of live tweets via Scanner Feeds on actual calls, fire updates and much more.  We promise you will want to join in with us.

Here is the latest on the following 7 fires:

Antilon Lake Fire – 10 Miles NW of Chelan (WA)
596 acres. 50% contained. 130 firefighters assigned.
Black Rock Road Fire – 18 miles WSW of Odessa (WA)
Start 7/30/2016 Cause unknown. 15,000 acres. 0% contained. Grass and brush fuels. Active fire with wind-driven runs. Structures, habitat threatened. Transitioned to IMT 3 as of this morning.
Black Rock Road Fire (Photo Credit: Dylan Anderson)

Black Rock Road Fire (Photo Credit: Dylan Anderson)

Bybee Creek Fire – 18 miles NE of Prospect (OR)
Start 7/28. Cause unknown. 325 acres. 5% contained. Timber fuels. Active fire behavior. Trail closures in effect.
North Touchet Fire – 26 miles NE of Walla Walla (WA)
Start 7/30/2016. Cause unknown. 300 acres. 20% contained. Grass and brush fuels. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect.
Range 12 Fire – 14 miles E of Yakima (WA)
Start 7/30/2016. Cause unknown. 12,000 acres. 0% contained. Grass and brush fuels. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Both structures and habitat are threatened.
 
Rattlesnake Fire – 10 miles NE of Warm Springs (OR)
Human caused. 9,235 acres. 95% contained. Grass and brush fuels. Min fire behavior with creeping, smoldering. Mop-up ops in progress.
Weigh Station Fire – 13 miles SE of Pendleton (OR)
Start 7/30/2016. Cause unknown. 600 acres. 5% contained. Grass and timber fuels. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened.

Fire Danger Map of Washington State. Yellow = High Danger. (Credit: WA DNR)

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