Washington Wildfire: #Milepost81Fire Changes Back to #SoapLakeFire | 5

SOAP LAKE, Wash. – The name of the fire has changed back from MILEPOST 81 FIRE back to its original wildfire name of SOAP LAKE FIRE officially on Monday, June 11, 2018.

STATE MOBE RESOURCES APPROVED

Fire crews will receive additional resources this morning from the State as mobilization units and teams are fast-tracked in being deployed from all over the State.

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT

Here is a video from Shirley Lang (used with her written permission) of the scene near her home.

CURRENT RESOURCES

Fire crews from Grant County Fire Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, Ephrata Fire Department, WA DNR engines and Grant County Sheriff Office.

FIRE STATUS

  • The Sheriff’s Office estimates the current to be around 2,000 acres with a 50% containment status.
  • The fire is approximately 1 mile from town.  Fire crews are between the town and the fire.
  • A lot of smoke is expected to be seen and produced throughout the morning.
  • Containment lines are currently holding, though firefighters were challenged overnight when the fire grew in acreage on both the north and south ends.
  • Manpower has been thin but fire crews have been able to save many homes.
  • No firefighter or civilian injuries have been reported.
  • No damaged or loss of structures have been reported.
  • A cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 0600 hours PDT

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