Washington Wildfire | Baird Wildfire | 1

GRANT / DOUGLAS COUNTIES, Wash. – BLM resources were dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Photo Credit | WSP Trooper PIO Brian Moore

LOCATION

The fire is burning 10 miles northwest of Quincy and SR 28 at milepost 23, just west of Quincy, Washington.

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

There have been 500 acres burned and growing.  Fire behavior is extreme with a fast-moving rate of spread (ROS).  There is a 0% containment status.

RESOURCES

Emergency Management

Washington State Emergency Management (WA EMA)

Fire

BLM crews and resources include BLM 13 as Incident Commander (IC), AA-10F, BLM E-6696, 6695, JUMP-9 crews.

Washington State Fire Mobe resources approved @ 1700 hours.  They are currently en route to the wildfire and due to arriving throughout the evening hours.

Law Enforcement

Washington State Patrol (WSP Trooper Brian Moore @wspd6pio), Grant County Sheriff Office,  Quincy PD (@pio_quincypd)

Transportation

Washington State Department Transportation (WSDOT) @WSDOT_east.

Scanner Traffic

None in the Grant County area.  We are using alternative communications in neighboring counties.

EVACUATIONS

Grant County

LEAVE NOW:  Stuhlmiller Road, Freese Road and Rose Road. UPDATE | Orders lifted @ 1910 hours.  Reduced down to Level 1 (Be Ready. Be Aware.)

CLOSURES

Roads

SR 28:  @ MP 23 (Trinidad), west of Quincy has now (1853) been reopened but Police are asking for motorists and onlookers to AVOID this area so that fire resources can work safely in the area.

Photo Credit | WSP Trooper PIO Brian Moore (@wspd6pio)

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