PASAYTEN WILDERNESS, WASHINGTON STATE
Purpose | We have covered this wildfire through multiple postings but not on this new column called the “NW Fire Chronicles” where we spotlight individual wildfires. Hope you all enjoy!
DIAMOND CREEK FIRE
Incident Summary | The Diamond Creek Fire is burning in the Diamond Creek drainage that was ignited by a human cause on July 23, 2017. The fire is burning on the steep slopes of timber and grass in the Pasayten Wilderness on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is located additional 25 miles North of Winthrop, Washington State.
Size Up | Fire behavior is active with crowning, running and spotting. There has been 9,905 acres consumed with a zero % containment status. Fire Manager acknowledge this may be a long-term wildfires, they are trying various fire tactics to address this wildfire’s stubbornness.
Resources | There are 188 personnel assigned to this incident along with 2 engines, 5 crews and 4 helicopters. Command is an IMT 1 unit.
Total Costs | Fire suppression and containment costs have reached $ 2 Million to date.
Social Media | #DiamondCreekFire #WAwildfire2017
(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Posted 8/8/2017 2325 PDT