UPDATE 3 – July 1, 2019 – Monday
A dozer team is meeting up with additional resources and heading up Silica road, an area that has seen a lot of wildfires over the last few years.
Some of the wildfires that have occurred in the area, you may recognize:
6/3/2019 | 243 Fire | Fire burned nearly 19,000 of acres (at about 18,774 acres) at one of the news report and caused evacuations during the incident.
7/10/2018 | Ryegrass Coulee Fire | burned near Vantage.
6/29/2015 | A fire burned near the intersection of I-90 and Silica Road, near Vantage.
Firefighters will be no doubt being driving and climbing up the rough path to the monument, which is about a-quarter-of-a-mile of a way up steep hillsides.
(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2030 hours PDT