#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 9

NEAR HUSUM, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands and on private properties.

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 | 670 personnel; 27 crews, 26 engines, 2 dozers, 8 water tenders, 2 skidders and a Type 1 helicopter.  IC:  NW IMT Team 6.

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

Current Conditions |  Conditions drying out, increased temps, low RH levels.  337 acres. 50% containment.  Crews in mop up operations.

Evacuation Alert! | Level evacuation orders for the Meyers Road and South of Pine Flat Road.

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

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2355 Hours PDT