WA ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 9 2017

Post  Summary | You told us that you prefer wildfire information for each single State grouped together.  So, that’s what we are doing. Here is a recap for all Washington wildfires and fire activity for Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Thanks for reading our Post!

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NOISY CREEK FIRE

Photo of Noisy Creek Fire taken by Chris DiRienz

PC: Chris DiRien (via inciweb)

 Colville National Forest – 6 miles SE of Metaline Falls, Washington

Fire behavior is reported as active with backing, flanking and uphill runs in grass. There has been 3,550 acres burned.  Firefighters have  gained a 30% containment status. About 333 personnel are assigned to this incident with 8 crews, 11 engines and 3 helos.  Cost-to-date has reached $2.8 Million.

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE

Photo of the Diamond Creek Fire Smoke Column

PC: Mike Liu/USFS

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest – 25 miles N of Winthrop, Washington

This fire is burning in timber and grass with 12,525 acres scorched.  There is a 0% containment status at this time. Fire behavior is active with crowns, running and spotting.  Structures are under threat. No evacuations in effect.   There are 187 personnel attached to this incident, along with 2 crews, 5 engines and 4 helicopters. Fire suppression and containment cost-to-date are $1 Million.

SUIATTLE FIRE

Smoke rises above a slash pile

Courtesy: Inciweb

DNR – NW Region. 9 miles NE of Darrington, Washington

This fire has been reduced to minimal fire behavior with it almost being contained (90% containment) in full.  There are 216 acres of charred timber.  On this wildfire, 178 personnel are still actively working along with 3 crews, 6 engines and 2 helos.  The cost-to-date for this wildfire have reached $2.3 Million.

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FIRE CAD ACTIVITY

Fire CADs across Washington State have very been busy today and we are reporting in all activity occurred as of 1900 hours PDT.

EDWARDS CREEK FIRE

At 1900 hours PDT, fire crews (HI 142, 147) were dispatched to a wildfire to the Aeneas Valley in Okanogan County. Resources arrived on-scene around 1844 hours PDT.  Limited information.  ATT 17, E373, 6695, BLM SE 139, 140, 164 and N BREW were listed as resources.  The fire was reported as being contained by 1821 hours PDT.

TEN DOLLAR FIRE

Resources from DNR, a local unknown Fire District and Yakima Training Center fire crews responded to the 2-acre grass fire Ten Dollar Fire around 1055 hours PDT.  The fire was located in Kittitas County.  The fire was brought under control by 1223 hours PDT.

WALLACE FIRE

Dispatcher sent DNR – NW Region fire crews (E523, 541) to the Wallace Fire located in Gold Bar (Snohomish County) around 1555 hours PDT.  They have currently arrived. The IC arrived on-scene around 1700 hours PDT.

BORDER PATTISON FIRE

In the NE Region area, fire suppression (air resources) were dispatched to this area at 1730 hours PDT. A total of 0.1 acres were burned.

SOUTH MARBLE FIRE

The South Marble Fire located off of Highway 25 N in Stevens County has since been degraded to remain in a patrol status but not before resources were dispatched earlier this morning.  Around 1045 hours, fire assets were dispatched to the area which brought the small fire to a fully contained incident.  Around noon today, it was said to be under control.

WEST MERRILL LAKE FIRE

Dispatchers from the Pacific Cascade Comm Center dispatched fire crews, a single DNR engine. An OH engine was en route.  The original dispatched time was at 1633 hours PDT.  The fire was said to be burning grass and smoldering logs in Cowlitz County.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/9/2017 – 2020 Hours PDT