#MitchellFire | Washington State | 2

NEAR ORONDO, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary | A wildfire ignited from an unknown cause on DNR lands on July 5, 2017, located along Highway 97 SE of Orondo (Douglas County) and 10 miles North of Wenatchee, Washington State.

Photo Credit: Jon Tepley (via Inciweb)

Resources | WA DNR (Lead Agency).  200 personnel. 3 crews. 4 helicopters. 7 engines.

Incident Cooperators include:  Douglas Fire District #1 and #4, American Red Cross, Eastmont Jr High and the PUD.

Size | There has been 659 acres of land that has been scorched.  Fire crews have reached a 25% containment status.

Fire Timeline | On the day the wildfire started (7/5/2017), there was a Level 2 evacuation order of Badger Mtn.

On 7/6/2017, evacuations were reduced down to Level 1 to a final resting place on Friday, 7/7/2017, where evacuation orders are completely being lifted.

Current Conditions | Fire behavior is minimum.  The fire originally started on DNR lands and is now burning on BLM and private lands.

Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire perimeter, looking for hot spots on the interior and working to full suppress and contain the wildfire.

Damage Assessments | No structures were destroyed.  Cost-to-date is $500,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

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