Thank you for joining us on our newest post for Thursday, August 4’s “NW Wildfires, New and Old”. We are happy to have you on board!
Blue Top Fire – Blue Pool Tamolitch Falls Rec area, Oregon – Burning along the McKenzie Rivers Trail along drainage with sheer cliffs, steep rock terrain. 50 acres. 59% contained. Start 7/27/2016 from an unknown cause (is under investigation). Type 3 IMT. Resources include: (2) Type 2 hand crews. (2) Type 1 hand crews. (2) engines. (1) dozer. (3) water tenders. (1) Type 3 helicopters. 143 personnel. ~
NEW | Buck Creek Fire – Leavenworth, Washington. Start 7/22/2016 @ 1200 hous. USFS lands. Started by Lightning. Timber (grass & understory). 150 acres. 0% containment. In monitor patrol status. Progressing slowly to the NW. Rain has fallen over the fire ground. ~
Bybee Creek – 18 miles NE of Prospect / Crater Lake National Park – 720 acres. 13% contained. Timber. 872 acres. 12% contained. 377 personnel. Active fire behavior with creeping, torching, spotting. PNW2 assumed command at 0600 on 8/4/2016. Ash was reported @ 1800 hours this evening to be falling in nearby community in Rim Village. This is due to a predicted wind shift occurring. Increased fire activity on the Northern flank but not on the Eastern side. Fire is holding within control lines. ~
NEW | Foothills Fire – Douglas County, West of Beebe Bridge. On river side of Orondo, Washington. 500 acres. 0% contained. Fire mob requested. 3 alarm brush fire. 1 brush truck and 1 tender from Cashmere FD requested and was enroute. Level 1/2 evacuations of Browns Canyon in effect. Fire reported @ 1501 PDT that smoke could be seen from Pepper Canyon. Fire crews were dispatched to Brush fire on Rd Q NW in Waterville in Douglas County. ~
Halfway Fire – 25 miles west of Naches, Washington – 75 acres. 40% contained. 240 personnel. ~
Kewa Fire – Ferry County / Colville Indian Reservation, Colville, Washington – Start 8/2/2016. Colville Agency, BIA. IMT 2 (Goff). 375 personnel. 1,845 acres. 15% contained. ~
North Touchet Fire – 25 miles NE of Walla Walla, Washington – Minimal fire behavior. 536 acres. 85% contained. 156 personnel. 3 crews. 30 engines. $545,000 CTD. State lands. ~
NEWLY REPORTED | Olympia National Park (4 fires), Washington –
Godkin Fire – 25 miles South of Port Angeles along the Elwha River. Reported 7/25/2016. 90 acres. Elevation 3500ft.
Hayes Fire – 20 miles south of Port Angeles on a ridgeline between the Lost River and Hayes River. 5000″ elevation. 150 acres. ~
Ignar Fire – Approximately 22 miles northeast of Lake Quinault – 1/2 ac. 2400″ elevation. Start 7/29/2016. ~
Cox Valley Fire – Approximately 12 miles south of Port Angeles, near PJ Lake north of Obstruction Point Ridge. Reported 7/28/2016. 4200″ elevation. 10 acres.~.
Rail Fire- 10 miles SW of Unity, Oregon – Wallowa – Wallowa NF. IMT2. Burning National Forest system with some spotting on private lands. Start 7/31/2016 from unknown cause. 6,543 acres. 5% contained. 525 personnel. Break in weather allowed fire crews to make good progress. ~ Call-in Public Information Conference to be held on Friday, August 6, 2016 @ 1700 hours (5pm). Call this phone #1-888-844-9904 and use access code #2651088#. Questions will be answered by email to RAILWILDFIRE@gmail.com after the conference is over. ~
Range 12 Fire – Near Sunnyside, Washington – 176,600 acres. 95% contained. 71 total personnel- 8 Engines, 1 Camp Crew. Resources excess to the operational needs are continuing to be released to other fires or return home. Resources remaining in the Type 4 organization include 5 engines plus several fire managers. Fire crews continue to do fire patrolling. ~
Snake River Fire – Near Colton and 12 miles South of Pullman in Whitman County, Washington. Brush and tall grass. The fire is being fought on both sides of the river – the Garfield county side to the south, and Whitman county to the north. The fire is approximately 10 miles northeast of Pomeroy, WA, 11,000 acres. 30% contained. 393 personnel. Hand crews. Air resources assigned. ~
SR 17 Fire / Road 10 Fire – SR 17 NB @ Milepost 60, Between Moses Lake and Ephrata, Washington – Started 8/2/2016 @ 1500 hours. 7 miles North of Moses Lake. Burning in heavy sage and grass. 1 house destroyed. 100% contained. 30 personnel. Fire resources still on-scene. Incident Cooperators: Grant County Fire Districts 5 and 15, Grant Co PUD, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol Fire Marshall’s Office, US Bureau of Reclamation and Grant County Port Authority. ~
Weigh Station Fire – 13 miles SE of Pendleton, Near Meacham, Oregon. Near I84 Milepost 228 @ Emigrant Hill. Timber and brush. 688 acres. 80% contained. 316 personnel. IMT3 transitioning to smaller IMT4 on Friday. Mop-up and rehabbing of dozer lines in progress.. ~
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