NEAR CLARKSTON, WASHINGTON
Incident Summary | A wildfire prompted fire assets to be dispatched around 1800 on the evening of Saturday, July 15th. When the first due arrived from the Whitman Fire District #14 Agency, they called in that the fire was on the other side of the river in Garfield County.
Since, then a State Mobe was approved for multiple strike teams around the State.
Location | 8 miles NW of Clarkston and 15 miles East of Pomeroy, Washington State.
Size | 3,980 acres. 80% contained.
Fire Fuels | Tall grasses.
Cause | Lightning.
Current Conditions | Active fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and uphill runs.
Resources | 265 personnel. 7 crews. 2 helicopters.
Command | A BMIDC State Mobe was dispatched at 1505 hours on 7/17/2017 to respond.
Current Conditions | Fire behavior was minimal Monday as winds subsided after sunset. High Humidity recovery overnight, fire remained in existing footprint. Containment lines are holding.
Social Media | We are using #SnakeRiverFire and #WAwildfire2017 #WAwildfire #GarfieldCoFire as hashtags. You can also find Fire coverage on our Social Media Channels on Facebook and Twitter (@nwfireblog).
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