DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wash. – UPDATE 7/12/2018 @ 1845 hours PDT
A wildfire broke out on House Road, about five miles north of Grand Coulee in Douglas County, Washington on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, named the WASHINGTON FLATS.
Fire assets were dispatched around 1431 hours PDT sending the AHTANUM 20, BLM-12, CREW-43, CREW-6201 and SE-140 to the fire line.
The IC (Tim Purphree) arrived on-scene at 1755 hours.
JULY 12, 2018 – Thursday
1046 | Fire had burned 385 acres in Douglas County. Cause unknown and under investigation.
JULY 11, 2018 – Wednesday
1827 | The fire burned 200 acres. An interagency response with included multiple numbers of engines, an Ahtanum 20-person crew, four fireboss airplanes and two helicopters.
1946 | Fire had burned 350 acres. Douglas County Fire District #3, BLM Oregon and DNR crews were making good progress. Smoke had dissipated. There are 93 personnel, 2 crews and 13 engines. 7% contained. Fire behavior was moderate with some running in places.
1950 | Fire boss airplanes were released with the two helicopters still actively providing support. DNR fire crews were scheduled to work into the night until the next morning. Mop-up operations in effect.
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