#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 3

NEAR WHITE SALMON, WASHINGTON STATE

Photo taken on 7/8/2017. Fire grew overnight say Fire Officials.

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.  Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 6 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Command | A Type 2 incident management team – NW 6 – will be arriving at base camp today to assume command of the fire. Interagency DNR Southeast Region Type 3 Team 2 assumed command at 1000 hours this morning and will transition to the NW 6 Team due to the fire’s complexity at 2000 hours (per Inciweb).

Resources | There are 140 firefighters on the fire line. No word on a State Mobe response is being ordered or not. (We have reached out to WA DNR to ask as many of you are wondering if your unit is going to be deployed in the near future)

4 hot-shot crews, 4 Type 2 hand crews, 8 helicopters (including two Type 1s) are all working on Monday.

Fire Fuels | Fire fuels include grass, brush and slash.

Current Conditions | Some fire growth occurred on Sunday evening bringing the total of scorched earth to 400 acres.  A 10% containment has been reached.

There may be some evacuation orders placed on this wildfire today but WA DNR will make an announcement as to when those will be given.

Closures | Recreational access to portions of the White Salmon River from BZ Corner Boat Launch north to Warner Road have been closed effective Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Weather Alerts | A Red Flag wind warning is in effect for today. The fire is burning in steep terrain with heavy timber fuels. The fire is burning on land managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and on private land protected by DNR.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $500,000.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

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