Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 5

UPDATE 1130 Hours PDT

Rock Creek Fire

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.

Rock CreekFire - First Day

USFS Engines on the Rock Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 19 miles West of Ellensburg and 12 miles NW of Naches, Washington State.

Command

USDA Forest Service is the lead agency on this incident based out of the Wenatchee area. Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is also assisting with this fire.

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels include timber and grass.

Resources

There are 324 fire personnel assigned along with 8 crews and 20 engines.

Threatened

There are approximately 71 homes and 125 minor other structures that are currently being threatened.

Current Fire Status

The wildfire has burned 660 acres and is now considered to be 15% contained, according to the NW Interagency Coordination Center’s presser released at 0745 hours PDT.

Fire behavior is Active, single tree torching, backing and creeping with a moderate potential rate of spread.

Fire crews will continue with constructing and preparing indirect fire line, as well as continue with road closures and evacuations.

Fire managers expect to have their crews contain this fire by September 18th.

Cost-To-Date

$450,000 as of September 13, 2016.

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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