Deep North Fire | Washington | Aug 2 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Deep North Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Deep North Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start Date/Cause

The Deep North Fire started on 8/21/2016 around 1430 hours from an unknown cause.  The cause is being thoroughly investigated at this moment.  No preliminary cause(s) is/are known at this time.

Location

The fire is located near Deep Lake Mountain in Stevens County  and approximately 25 miles NE of Colville, Washington.

Size

Currently, the fire is said to be at  800 acres.

Fire Fuels

The fire is burning in heavy brush and Douglas fire stands.

RESOURCES

Command

The NW IMT Team 10 assumed management of this fire at 1800 hours this evening.

Fire Response

Firefighters from Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded with both DNR Type 3 crews and air resources, with the Mutual Aid assistance from a Canadian air tanker dropping retardant.

Equipment / Mutual Aid Resources

There are currently 3 local helicopters with the aid of 3 Canadian Air tankers assisting as air resources.  The amount of air resources on current and future wildfires are dependent on the availability of helicopter due to the high number of consecutive on-going incidents occurring.

THREATS

Structures

There are approximately 50-60 homes that are under Level 2 evacuations around Deep Lakes that are now in effect.

CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS

NE Corner

6300 feet of dozer lines have been completed on the NE corner of the fire.

Fire Behavior

Active fire prompting evacuations.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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