#MitchellFire | Washington State | 3

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.  The fire originally started on private land from an

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unknown ignition source and quickly grew into a very large, fast-moving wildfire.

Resources | WA DNR (Lead Agency).  Type 4 IMT.

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

Size | There has been 700 acres of land that has been destroyed.  Fire crews have reached a 100% containment status.

Current Conditions | Fire behavior is minimum.  The fire originally started on DNR lands and is now burning on BLM and private lands. About 200 firefighters worked the fire on Thursday and Friday.  The number of personnel has since significantly dropped down to 50 as the fire now been fully contained.  They will remain on the fire ground to continue to patrol and mop-up.

Damage Assessments | No structures were destroyed.  Cost-to-date is $250,000.

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