LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. – UPDATE 1 – 1900 hours PDT
A new wildfire at about three acres broke out on Sunday evening, prompting resources to be dispatched around 1617 hours PDT through the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center.
The original resources responding were AA, 444TS, AR-20, AR-26B, AR-44, AR-443, AR-63, C-6201, FB-202, FB-206, H-340, HT-41, HT-43 and NC-347. They were quickly on-scene by 1642 hours PDT.
WA DNR sent out notification they had sent three engines, two hand crews, three planes and one helicopter at 1808 hours PDT.
The CRYSTAL COVE FIRE is also showing the same incident name as MILES FIRE (in the Wildcad.net system).
The fire is located northwest of Fort Spokane in Lincoln County, Washington.
ABOUT THE NEWICC
The Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center based in Colville has a coverage area that includes all or portions of Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Lincoln, Whitman, Adams, Grant and Garfield Counties.
The “Center” includes the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), USWFS, DNR and the National Park Service.
The Center dispatches and tracks 54 engines, 12 hand crews and over 150 fire personnel at given time. In 2017, they began dispatching SEAT Bases at Omak and Deer Park, each having two firebosses, one air attack and one helicopter.
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