Washington Wildfire: #LesBlairFire Fire Mob Approved for Benton County | 1

FINLEY, Wash. – A wildfire that is located on Les Blair Road and about eight miles south of Finley is said to have been started near the Railroad tracks at mile marker 212 from an unknown cause.

The fire was said to have broken out just after 1600 hours deploying local and State resources to the fire ground.

Here is a timeline of the fire incident that is still burning this evening.  Crews are still on-scene working to secure the remaining containment lines and other fire activities.

2000 hours

  • 500 acres, 80% containment
  • Expected 100% containment by 6/5/2018 @ 1800 hours
  • 3 aircraft, plus Walla Walla County Strike team as part of State mobe approved at 1645 hours
  • Minimal crews will remain overnight to do fire watch
  • Cause still under investigation but possibly caused by a train

1850 hours

  • Walla Walla County – Wildland Strike Team dispatched

1616 hours

  • Brush fire in the Les Blair Rd area, south of Finley
  • 300 acres on the bluff overlooking river
  • Pasco Fire boat, Benton County Fire District 4
  • Fire determined to have started near RR tracks marker 212 but unknown cause
  • FIU still investigating cause
  • No injuries reported

1608 hours

  • Resources include:  Pasco FD, Benton County FD1 and 4
  • WA State EMD activated
  • 2-alarm initiated

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog- Updated 2100 hours PDT