Washington Wildfire | Little Camas Fire | Update 2

CASHMERE, Wash. – The LITTLE CAMAS FIRE is anything, but little.

This incident was reported on July 5, 2018, as a 100-acre wildfire, which has quickly spread that is burning on Weyerhaeuser lands n steep and rugged terrain.

RESOURCES

Fire plume can be seen from I-90 near Thorp | Photo Credit : Unnamed Source

270 personnel / fire crews / overhead teams from the WA DNR and Okanogan – Wenatchee National Forest.

CURRENT STATUS

Ground Fire Tactics

Fire has consumed 400 acres of grass and brush.

Crews are finding extreme to at times inaccessible areas into the fire area due to steep and rugged terrain.

Ground fire attack is being handled by 270 fire personnel along with a Type 2 IMT (on order) and four dozers.

Air Attack

Air resources are dipping out of a pond on the Camas Meadows Bible Camp campus.

Six Rotor wing and two fixed wing aircraft are battling the fire from the air, while heavy air tankers are dropping retardant.

EVACUATIONS

The Camas Meadows Bible Camp is now on a Level 1 evacuation order along with three nearby homes.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using hashtags #LittleCCamasFire

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1834  hours PDT