#BissellFire | Washington | 4

BISSELL WILDFIRE – STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire broke out on Sunday, July 23, 2017, around 1900.

Resources were dispatched at 1912 hours and en route at 1915 hours to the wildfire.

LOCATION

The fire is located about 8 miles North of Hunters, Washington in very rugged and steep terrain. Fire fuels are timber, brush and tall grass.

SIZE UP

The fire is listed at 411 acres with a 10% containment status.

CAUSE

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

It is being investigated.

RESOURCES

Lead Agency:  WA DNR – NE Region.

There are approximately 150 personnel assigned to this incident.

No other equipment or resources are known at this time.  We do know that those currently engaging the fire are working tirelessly on fire suppression and containment efforts.

Aerial View 7-24-17

Aerial View of the Fire on Monday. (Credit: WA DNR)

INCIDENT COOPERATORS 

American Red Cross (NW Chapter), Stevens County Emergency Services and Sheriff’s Office.

EVACUATIONS

About 25 area residents that are in the fire area were inside the fire area were under Level 2 and 3 evacuation orders.   All orders have since been lifted.

ALERT!!

A significant power outage has occurred in the area and fire officials are working with utilities  to get it back on. No ETA given as to when this will occur.

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Sunday, 7/24/2017 @ 1945 Hours PDT