CASHMERE, Wash. – The LITTLE CAMAS FIRE is anything, but little.
The fire was reported to be a 5-acre brush fire in timber and slash fire fuels.
Fire assets AA-10F BATT-22 CREW-15 CREW-74 E-672 FB-203 FB-210 FUELS-34 H-1MR H-341 SE-140 SE-146 and IC LAPOINT (arrived o/s @ 1312 hours) were dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center on Thursday, July 5 around 1201 hours.
The number of personnel or equipment is unknown at the time of this post.
The brush fire-turned wildfire is now burning outside of Chelan in between Sand and Mission Creeks outside of Cashmere around noon.
Smoke was visible from Wenatchee and near Twisp, Washington.
A Type 3 IMT unit was dispatched to the wildfire around 1524 hours.
No word on if Command was thinking of requesting from WA State for deploying State Mobe resources.
The fire has now gone from a “little” fire of five acres to a roaring 300 acres with a zero containment status, prompting a large fire response from WA DNR and the Okanogan – Wenatchee National Forest. Resources were said to include helicopters, airplanes, engines, crews, large airtankers and some of the personnel listed as the Entiat IHC.
Two helicopters are dipping out of a pond near the Camas Meadows Bible Camp, about two miles from where the fire is located which is near Blewett Pass. They are closely monitoring operations and are in constant communication with fire crews. If they have to evacuate, their plan is to move everyone by bus to the Mid-Valley Baptist Church in Dryden.
We reported this fire name as the LAKE CAMAS FIRE in error in our earlier posts to Twitter and Facebook.
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