#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 8

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 | 544 personnel. 24 crews, 21 engines, 2 dozers, 8 water tenders, 3 skidders and 3 helicopters.

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

Current Conditions |  Decreased fire behavior with hot spots. Fire crews focused on installing and using water tanks, pumps and hoses to douse remaining hot spots around the perimeter of the burned area. The goal is to establish a buffer of reduced fuels.

Size | 322 acres destroyed but there is a 28% containment status gained.

Traffic Alert! | 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.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $1.8 Million.

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

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

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