The Wildfire Log: Illegal Burn Calls Increase

NORTHEAST WASHINGTON INTERAGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER (WA)

Since June 18, 2019, fire call reports have been pouring into dispatchers with several of them taking precious firefighting resources away to deal with illegal burn incidents. By all means, if you think you see a wildfire – please report it.

Those who choose to burn during a burn ban is risking a lot from your fire potentially escaping its containment to spreading to nearby brush, grass, lands, to structures to infrastructure.  The Fire Service is asking those to be careful.

Check with your county for burn bans and if 4th of July fireworks bans are in place.  There may be some exception to the rules but checking with your County or City will tell you what is allowed and what is not.  It is better to be safe than sorry for the danger that your burn pile could escape its containment.  Some times even embers from your fire can spread through the air and catching nearby brush, grass or other structures on fire.  Please…. heed any and all warnings, alerts and bans.

Here is the fire activity for the last several days and most of the calls firefighters are being dispatched to are illegal burn calls. Please listen to any and all warnings, alerts and bans.

Ferry County

6/18/2019 – 0743 hours PDT – Arborview Road.  Brush. Contained – 0800 hours. Controlled – 0825 hours.  Out – 0830 hours. 0.01 acres.

Okanogan County

 

Pend Oreille County

6/18/2019 – 1355 hours – Davis Lake. – Illegal burn, no escape.

6/21/2019 – 1105 hours – Le Clerc Road North – Illegal burn, no escape.

Spokane County

6/18/2019 – 0840 hours – E Oregon Rd, Elk.  – Illegal burn, no escape.

6/18/2019 – 0848 hours – Military Cemetery.  #TrailsFire. Grass, brush, light timber. Contained – 6/18/2019 @ 1010 hours.  Under control  – 6/18/2019 @ 1200 hours. Out – 6/21/2019 at 1005 hours.  .01 acres.

6/18/2019 – 1119 hours – Dunn Road – #DunnFire.  Grass, brush, reproduction, light timber – Contained 6/18/2019 1530 hours. Controlled at 1903 hours. 3.1 acres.

6/18/2019 – 1632 hours – #MontgomeryGroveFire. Grass, brush, slash. IC AR 444. Contained 6/18/2019 1815 hours. Controlled 6/18/2019 1900 hours. Out 6/21/2019 1032 hours. 0.01 acres.

6/19/2019 – 1233 hours – Fruithill Road – No fire found.

6/21/2019 – 1041 hours – Ritchy Road. #KoskiFire. Grass, brush, light timber. IC AR 443 arrived 6/21/2019 @ 1515 hours. Controlled 1300 hours. Controlled 1700 horus. 0.7 ares. In patrol status.

6/21/2019 – 1453 hours – Milan – No fire found.

Stevens County

6/19/2019 – 0556 hours – Newhouse Lane – Seeing smoke from another wildfire.

6/19/2019 – 0556 hours – Finley Gulch. #CoonradFire.  Brush, slash, reproduction, timber. Contained 6/19/2019 0815 hours. Controlled 6/19/2019 0945 hours. 0.13 acres.

06/19/2019 – 0856 hours – Chamokane Drive at Long Lake Dam –  Illegal burn, no escape.

6/21/2019 – 0811 hours – Spanish Prairie Road – Illegal burn. No escape.

6/21/2019 – 1319 hours – Gold Creek Loop Road – Illegal burn. No escape.

 

(c) 2019 Nw Fire Blog – Updated 6/22/2019 @ 00:25 hours PDT