VANTAGE, Wash. -UPDATE 2 – 0530 hours PDT
INCIDENT SUMMARY –> Date / Time Started
A wildfire named the RYEGRASS COULEE FIRE for its location in Ryegrass Coulee in Vantage, Washington started last night on Monday, July 9, 2018 with first resources dispatched at 2302 hours.
INCIDENT –> Size of the Fire
Fire is currently at 300+ acres in grass and brush. There is a 0% containment status at the moment.
RESOURCES –> Original dispatched Resources on Call
Ahtanum 20 dozer-ALP, SE-426, SE-442, SE-SEWELL, SE-SLYFIEL.
RESOURCES –> State Mobe Resources
Approved at 0227 hours this morning and en route.
Kittitas County Fire District 1 | Chief 11 is Mutual Aid.
City of Pullman FD.
SE WA IMT command team.
ROAD CLOSURES –> I-90 Closures
Exit 115 eastbound and westbound at the Vantage Bridge.
Closed Ellensburg to Vantage, about a 22-mile stretch of highway in both directions.
No estimated time for reopening.
No detours around area. AVOID Area altogether.
EVACUATIONS –> Orders in Effect for the following areas:
Level 3 Evacuations notice for the town of Vantage and for those within one mile south of I-90 on Huntzinger Road. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY
Level 2 Evacuations notice for Wanapum State Park. Campers will need to shelter in place as Huntzinger Road is currently impassable.
SHELTER —> American Red Cross Shelter Opens
Evacuation Shelter will be opened by the American Red Cross and located at George Community Hall at 403 W Montmorency Boulevard in George, Washington.
SCANNER FEED –> Current Status
Scanner feeds seem to be down in Kittitas County (& for our friends in Grant County).
No live coverage of the incident being broadcasted.
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