The Wildfire Log: WA State’s Fire Activity, June 28th

As we move into pre-4th of July week, conditions are starting to dry out even more across the State of Washington.  Here is a list of wildfire activity for today up until the time this was posted.

0820 Hours | Mason County | Tahuya | WA DNR resources were dispatched on Thursday evening but not contained until today.  Fire was said to be 6 acres and at this morning’s update was 75% contained. #DewattoHollyFire

0919 Hours | Spokane County | Little Spokane Drive | Resources were dispatched through the NE Washington Interagency Communications Center, that included AR 449 as an IC and additional personnel and equipment. The fire burned less one acre of grass and brush. It would be quickly contained at 1030 hours and under control at 1035 hours. #JimmyFortFire

FIRE FACT | On Thursday, June 27th, there were 2,223 lightning strikes in the past 24 hours due to a T-storm that passed through the State of Washington. – WA DNR

1339 Hours | Lincoln County | Waukon Road | Resources were dispatched via the NE Washington Interagency Communications Center, which were on-scene around 1403 hours.  Less than one acre of grass and brush were destroyed.  At the time of dispatch, structures were said to be under direct threat.  The fire was 100% dozer lined and fire crews were making good impact on stopping the forward progression and working to a total 100% containment objective.  #WaukonRoadFire

1414 Hours | Spokane County | Hazelwood | Resources were dispatched from the NE WA Interagency Comm Center. Resources were on-scene @ 1429 hours.  Less than one acre of grass and brush was burned.  Open Incident. #LonghornFire

1551 Hours | Spokane County | Thorp Road | The NE  WA Interagency Communications Center dispatched fire assets and resources that included AR 25, 442, 446, 448, 63 and C6201. Less than one acres of grass, brush, reproduction and light timber. This fire was located just east of the Spokane airport.  DNR Fire stated that smoke may be visible from the I-90 freeway as mop-up operations are in effect. Hot spots are being addressed as they flare up.   Fire has been 100% lined at 1702 hours and 85% mopped up at 1924 hours. #CheathamFire

1626 Hours | Pend Oreille County | Winchester Peak | Fire resources were dispatched to this area which  C301, E32 and Forest 213.  Less than one acres of grass, brush, reproduction and snags as fire fuels were consumed. The fire has been 100% lined and 80% mopped up at 1845 hours. #WinchesterFire

1745 Hours | Douglas County | Leahy Junction | Fire resources and personnel were dispatched via the Central Washington Interagency Communication Center.  BLM Engines 6695 and 6696 were deployed.  This is appearing as an open incident.  Less than one acre has burned. #LeahyJunctionFire

FIRE HISTORY

7/16/2014 | Fire burns at Leahy Junction.  It was said to be burning near Bridgeport.  The fire is contained on 7/17/2019. Total number of acreage and cause is unavailable.

9/10/2012 | A wildfire burns at the same time as the Barker Canyon Fire are both considered as out-of-control with a 0% containment status.  Windy conditions were being predicted to pick up around 2 pm on that afternoon.  Crews were said to be paired up with air support, including helicopters. Fire was started by lightning.  On this date, the fire was said to be at 12,000 acres.

8/3/2010 | A 3-Alarm brush fire also named the Leahy Junction Fire occurred which was sparked by lightning and burning near Bridgeport in Douglas County near the Rex area.,Grant County and Grand Coulee FD responded initially. 

The fire was burning so quickly, State Mobe was approved on 8/4/2019, at 1915 Hours with resources being dispatched along with a SW Type 3 IMT (IC Lawson) as attached to this incident.

Notices to residents of a possible evacuation are notified by Grant County Sheriff’s Office. 

Containment of 60% was reached on 8/6/2010 and a total of 100 fire personnel were said to be on-scene fighting the fire. No information on total acres burned or any type of available damage assessments in the area or total cost-to-date on fire suppression and containment efforts.

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