NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON
Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire was reported around 1325 hours on Friday, August 4, 2017. The fire is located between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington.
Single fire split into two wildfires. One moving East and other moving South towards Hwy 172 at Rd 18 NE.
Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.
Size Up | Active fire behavior on Eastern and Southern flanks. Containment lines are being reinforced with an unknown containment status. Fire was last reported at 500+ and growing. No word on current scorched acreage. No known cause at the moment but is being investigated.
Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team
Resources | Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Okanogan County Fire Departments, 2 strike teams from WA DNR, Douglas County Sheriff Office, Red Cross, Douglas County DOT, WA State DOT and WA State Patrol PIO 6.
Evaucations | Evacuations are in effect Roads K and Q. Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172. Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.
Shelter | A Red Cross shelter is open for evacuees at the Bridgeport High School.
Alerts | SR17 is open to single lane use with a pilot car escort about 9 miles East of Bridgeport at MP 124.5 to 126.
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Fire Level | Fire level has been raised to 3.
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