ELMER CITY FIRE
This first fire started on the afternoon of September 11th as a wind-driven wildfire driving the flames South and East.
At one point, the fire was located above Grand Coulee City Hall, prompting firefighters to enact immediate structure protection.
There are approximately 192 personnel assigned to this fire along with resources of 5 crews, 16 engines and 1 helicopter.
This fire was the original owner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Command was turned over to a Type 3 IMT on September 13th.
The Elmer City Fire is located one (1) mile from Elmer City (Okanogan County), Washington State.
As of September 13th, the NW Interagency Coordination Center is reporting this fire to be at 100% containment status with 5608 acres burned.
At 1500 hours on September 13th, the Level 3 evacuation order had been lifted.
One (1) unknown type of structure has been lost.
Cause of the fire is still under investigation, but power line slap (one wire touching the other due to gusty winds) is being looked at.
Ways to #PrepareNOW
- Alert System: Get alerts about emergency and other important community news by signing up for our Okanogan County Citizen Emergency Alert System here –> http://okanogandem.org/everbridge.htm
- County Prevention Tips: http://okanogandem.org/documents/prevention.pdf
- DNR Emergency Tips: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/geology/geologic-hazards/emergency-preparedness
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