East Wenatchee, Washington | Crystal Fire | Sunday, September 2, 2018 —
Incident Summary | A wildfire broke out near the Pangborn Airport in Douglas County on September 1, 2018. It was said to have started on County land, one mile from East Wenatchee, Washington. Fire crews were dispatched just after 0530 hours PDT on Saturday after reports of the fire behavior being very active and burning downward towards homes, orchards and near the airport sparking evacuation notices to be issued to residents.
Situation Report | As of today, the fire is estimated at 2,610 acres with no fire growth overnight. All evacuation notices have been removed along with roads being reopened. 3 Divisions are working the fire today in strengthening containment lines.
Fire Fuels | Grass and brush are fire fuels.
Cause | No word on the cause but it is under investigation.
Resources | State Fire Mobe was approved and en route around 1100 hours PDT. Initial resources included AHTANUM 20 BLM-13 CREW-52 CREW-74 E-6695 BLM E-6696 BLM were dispatched around 0537 hours this morning.
Several aircraft were ordered back to Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee and hold. We caught these choppers at Pangborn after we left the fire incident on Saturday afternoon.
Cost-to-Date | CTD has reached approximately $20,000.00.
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