SELAH, Wash. – Wildfire resources are deploying to a 5-10 acre wildfire that was detected around 1624 hours PDT but resources were not heard deploying until 1700 hours PDT on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
The fire is located on Buffalo Road, just north of Selah (Yakima County), Washington State.
Incident Command (IC):
- Located on Buffalo Road in a gravel parking lot.
- WA DNR sending an unknown number of personnel, 2 Helicopters (H339 is one of them) and a dozer.
- Command asked Dispatch for 5 additional engines and dozers.
- Engine 521 to arrive in about 30 minutes. (as of 1758 PDT)
- Engine 463 is en route. (as of 1758 PDT)
- Helicopters 339 and 341 are actively working over the fire.
- 1 Air Attack has arrived with one fire boss, a second one (boss) has been requested.
- Current resources on-scene: 2 rotors, 2 engines, 1 Air Attack with Air Tanker out of The Dalles (OR) with 1 hour ETA (as of 1745 hours PDT)
- Helicopters are at 3,000 feet or below.
- Airtankers to fly at 3,500 – 4,000 at pilot’s discretion.
- 5-10 acres but growing rapidly (1700 hours PDT)
- 300 acres (as of 1725 hours PDT) after a helicopter air recon flight.
- 0% containment status.
- 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 most active in the SE corner of the canyon.
- East flank: engines are being lined out. Fire operations trying to knockdown the fire and keep it out of the Canyon.
- SE Corner: fire burning in this area.
- Using “Wenatchee” as Dispatch and Air Communitications.
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(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1820 hours PDT