Wildfire of the Day: #DiamondCreekFire

WILDFIRE WEDNESDAY FIRE OF THE DAY – DIAMOND CREEK FIRE | Diamond Creek Fire is our Wildfire of the Day on Wildfire Wednesday.

Snapshot of smoke impacts over State of Washington and British Columbia FiresIncident Summary | This wildfire ignited on July 23, 2017 around 0945 hours PDT.  It was human caused but the exact ignition has not been released by Fire Officials.

Location | The fire is in steep slopes about 16 miles North of Mazama and 4 air miles from the Billy Goat trailhead.  It is also on the Okanogan-National Forest in the Pasayten Wilderness in Washington State.  Additionally, it is also located 8.5 miles South of the Canadian border.

Diamond Creek Fire burning in rugged steep terrain on July 31, 2017. Observed fire behavior in the video is due to the heavy fuel loading of sub-alpine fire and pine in Dollar drainage. One torching tree can ignite a spot 1/2 mile away.

Size Up | The fire has destroyed 6,996 acres of lodgepole, spruce and heavy dead and down fire heavy fire fuels.  The fire has moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, torching and spotting.

Resources | There are 85 personnel assigned to this incident and the Pacific NW Team 2, a Type 1 IMT.

Fire Image | The first fire image wrapped by great information shows how wildfires are affecting Washington State. The second image is showing fire in the Dollar drainage that was taken on July 31st.  Courtesy for both images is via Inciweb.

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