#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 6

NEAR HUSUM, WASHINGTON STATE

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

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 5 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Resources | 385 personnel broken down to 13 crews, 13 engines, 9 dozers, 3 water tender and 1 skidder, plus 4 helos (1 Type 1, 2 Type 2 and 1 Type 3).

Fire Fuels | Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass.

Current Conditions | Fire behavior on Monday was described as moderate with some backing, creeping and isolated flaring. Fire continues to back down into the drainages and make short uphill runs.

322 acres destroyed but there is a 15% containment status gained.

Traffic Alert! (1) | Highway 141 near Dry Creek Fire in Klickitat County is now open to traffic led by a pilot car between Mile Marker 14 and Mile Marker 17.

Traffic Alert! (2) | State Route 141 remains closed from Milepost 12 through Milepost 21.

Road Closure Alert! | Recreational access to White Salmon River remains closed from BZ Corner Boat Launch north to Warner Road and Sunnyside Road.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $1.3 Million.

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

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2250 Hours PDT

 

 

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