WASHINGTON STATE | 2 New wildfires popped up overnight with the South Wenas Fire (Yakima County) and the Straight Hollow Fire (Spokane County). Here is your Fire News for Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
South Wenas Fire NEW!
Incident Summary: A wildfire has broken out on S Wenas Road in Selah, Washington. Due to dry and hot conditions, the fire has scorched 400 acres. State Mobe has been approved and is/has been deployed to the area.
Evacuations (as of 6/27/17 @ 2340): Selah residents in the vicinity of Collins road have been given evacuation notice due to the fire growing to 500+ acres. The fire was close to being contained but high winds helped it to strengthen and grow.
Shelter: The Red Cross has set up shelter at the Selah Civic Center and it will be open by midnight.
Straight Hollow NEW!
Size/Containment: 5,000 acres. 10% contained.
Location: Spokane District, BLM. Fourteen miles northwest of Quincy, WA.
Resources: 2 personnel. 2 helicopters. BLM.
Fire Fuels/Conditions: Short grass and brush. Extreme fire behavior.
Incident Summary: A report of 3 separate grass fires started burning near the Alcoa/Malaga area 5 miles SE of Wenatchee later merged into one wildfire now called the Spartan Fire (renamed from the Alcoa Fire).
Resources: There are 160 personnel deployed on this fire. State Mobe has been approved on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
Incident Cooperators: BLM, Chelan County OEM, Chelan County Fire District 6, Chelan County Sheriff, WA DNR and US Forest Service.
Size/Fuels: About 4,500 acres of grass and brushy fire fuels have been consumed. Fire crews have been able to gain a 10% containment status.
Social Media: #SpartanFire #WAwildfire
Southern Canyon Fire
Incident Summary: The Southern Canyon Fire formerly known as the Southern Fire is now incorporating 5 fires, that were also reported in the Palisades area 8 miles South of Wenatchee in Douglas County. It is now being called the Sutherland Canyon Fires.
Size/Fuels: There have been 3,000 acres of grass and brushy fire fuels with a 10% containment status.
Resources: There are 75 personnel assigned. A Type 3 IMT assumed command at 1000 hours on June 27, 2017. State Mobe has been approved and will be starting to receive incoming fresh crews.
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