Washington State: #BuffaloFire Grows in Size | 4

SELAH, Wash. – Wildfire resources were dispatched to a wildfire off of Buffalo Road in Selah (Yakima County), Washington which was reported originally as a 5-10 acres.  Crews were dispatched at 1624 hours PDT via the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center.


Incident Command (IC):

  • Located on Buffalo Road in a gravel parking lot.
  • Unified Command between Yakima County FD and WA DNR.

Air Resources:

  • Helicopters 339 and 341 are actively working over the fire along with an air tanker and other aircraft.


Burning in Selah. Photo Credit | Midge Thomas


  • Estimated 900 – 1100 acres (as of 1921 hours).
  • 0% containment status.

Fire Behavior:

  • Rate of Spread is high.
  • Fire is burning in Selah.
  • Fire photos included in this post are burning 3 miles northwest away from structures.  Photo Credit:  Midge Thomas.
  • Fire has moved up a hillside and over the crest towards Rimrock.



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