NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON
Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire turned wildfire broke out around 1325 hours this Friday afternoon between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington State.
At the time of this post, the fire is now estimated to be at 500+ acres with an unknown containment status.
Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.
Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team
Fire Timeline | 1325 – Brush reported burning on both sides of SR 17. Multi-agency response en-route.
| 1335 – SR 17 is closed at 11 miles South of Bridgeport. Fast moving brush fire in area.
| 1450 – Level 3 Evacuations are in effect.
| 1600 – Red Cross shelter @ Bridgeport High School is to open within 2-3 hours.
| 1749 – 200 – 300 acres (estimation). 0% containment status. Fire Level raised to 3.
| 1750 – SR 17 open to one lane of traffic with a pilot car, 9 miles East of Bridgeport at milepost 124.5 to milepost 126.
| 1907 – Single fire split into two wildfires. One moving East and other moving South towards Hwy 172 at Rd 18 NE.
| 1908 – Northern side of wildfire is mostly contained (unknown %) and being monitored by fire crews.
| 1910 – Douglas County DOT grader deployed to scene to help cut fire lines. Fire mobe approved.
| 1949 – New evacuations for Roads K and Q. Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172. Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.
DNR Fire Preparedness Level | See multi-colored fire map down below in this post. Yellow (High Alert) and Red (Very High/Extreme). PC: WA DNR
Incident Cooperators | Douglas County Sheriff Office, Douglas County School District, WA State Patrol PIO 6, Red Cross and State mobe resources.
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