Major #BrushFire | Grant County, Washington | New!

FRENCHMAN COULEE FIRE

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date + Time Started:  A major brush fire broke out around 1920 hours PDT  on Sunday evening.

Location:  The fire is located in the Frenchman Coulee area near I-90, Mile Marker 142, about 4 miles East of the Vantage Bridge.

RESOURCES

Fire Resources:  The following Agencies have been dispatched and are currently en route:  Grant County Fire District 5, 10, 11, 13 and Ephrata Fire Department.

Law Enforcement Agencies:  Washington State Patrol (WSP) has currently shutdown all Westbound traffic, while Eastbound is currently open time-being.

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DNR Helicopter 9 at I-90 Fire (Stock Photo (c) LR Swenson/@nwfireblog)

ALERTS & NOTIFICATIONS

Traffic Closures:  WSP has shutdown WB traffic on I-90, while EB is open but Law Enforcement is asking to seek out an alternate route around the area.  UPDATE | 1942 PDT | Both directions are NOW closed. WSP trying to clear vehicles stuck in between of end of the closures.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags:  We are using the following hashtags #FrenchmanCouleeFire #WAwildfires2017 #I90Fire #VantageFire  NOTE:  There has not been an official name for this brush fire.

Our Social Media Channels:  Check us out on Facebook or on Twitter (@nwfireblog).

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/4/2017 (Sunday) – 1953 Hours PDT

 

 

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