BISSELL WILDFIRE – STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON
A new wildfire has broken out on Majestic Way in Stevens County on Sunday, July 23, 2017 around 1912 Hours PDT with resources en route at 1915 Hours PDT per DNR’s Fire CAD. NOTE: DNR tweeted about this fire around 2000 Hours PDT that the fire is near an address on Bissel Road.
The fire is currently has been downgraded to 50 acres and is still moving fast. Homes are currently being threatened and evacuations are in effect.
No homes have been reported as being damaged or destroyed.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
Lead Agency: WA DNR.
The following resources are en route to the fire line: AA1010F; BC12; FB202 and 206; H344; LT12; NC343, 347 and 61; SE164, 246, 249, 539 and 721.
This includes a helicopter and heavy airtankers en route (per DNR’s tweet).
American Red Cross (NW Chapter), Stevens County.
LEVEL 3 (LEAVE NOW) evacuations are in effect for residents that are in one-mile radius around the address of 3987 Bissell Road (Stevens County) in Hunters, Washington.
NEW! | Red Cross Shelter to open at 2230 hours PDT at the Hunter School, 4961B Hunters Co Shop Road in Hunters, Washington 99137.
Current Weather Conditions
Current weather near the fire line are temps of 85*F, RH at 28% with wind speeds of 10 m.p.h. There is a 10-mile visibility.
ABOUT HUNTERS, WASHINGTON
The unincorporated community is located in Stevens County, Washington that is near Cities Chewelah, Colville and Kettle Falls. The town has a population of about 306 people (last census reports in 2000) and is in the industry of logging and manufacturing. (Source: wikipedia)
(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Sunday, 7/23/2017 @ 2105 Hours PDT