NW WILDFIRES | ACTIVITY LOG | AS OF MAY 31 2020

FIRE SUMMARY

Extreme weather passed through Western into Eastern Washington State.  It is unknown if some of these wildfires were caused by natural causes or not.  Oregon appears to be have been hit more harder with fires this weekend.

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTRAL WA INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

ALUMINUM FIRE:  White Bluffs Wasteway. Grant County. 5/30/2020. IC: Henry. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush. Dispatched 0950 PT. Contained/Controlled 1015 PT.

CAT FIRE:  Barnsley Lake. Okanogan County. IC: Stanforth. 0.1 acre. Grass, timber and duff. Dispatched 1550 PT. Contained 1658 PT.

FIRE FACT

“53% of WA Wildfires have been due to debris burning.”- WA State DNR

MARSH UNIT 3 FIRE:  McManamon Rd. Adams County. IC: Minehart @ 1100 PT. Resources: AHTANUM BATT-602, CREW-15, CREW-6201, DIV-802, E-842. 175 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1322 PT. No current status.

PATTERSON FERRY FIRE:  Patterson Junction.  Morrow County, Oregon. (Mutual Aid?) 5/29/2020. IC: Basye.1.2 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 0630 PT. Contained 0830 PT.

ROCK BLUFF FIRE: Black Lake. Adams County. 5/30/2020. IC: Basye. Resources: E-863 and Fuels-803. 26.4 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1334 PT. Unknown current status.

FIRE FACT

“282 Wildfires have occurred in 2020 so far.” – WA DNR

SCOTTENEY FIRE: Scooteney Dam. Franklin County. 5/30/2020. 0.41 acre. Grass and brush. IC: Mathews. E6696 dispatched at 0805 PT. Contained 1330 PT. Controlled 2000 PT.

NE WA INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

BARKER FIRE:  Barker Mountain. Okanogan County. 5/31/2020. IC/Resource on-scene: HI7104.  0.1 acre. Fire fuels:  Grass, brush and light timber. Dispached 0800 PT. Contained 0930 PT. Controlled 1000 PT. Resources- still on-scene.

COYOTE FIRE:  Long Lake. Spokane County. 5/31/2020. IC: AR63. Unknown acreage or fire fuels. Dispatched 0530 PT. In Patrol Status.

HOUK FIRE:  Houk Road, Spokane County. 5/29/2020.  PT. IC AR62. 0.01 acre of Logs and duff. Dispatched 0837. Contained and Controlled 0930.

“Wildfire Season in WA is expected to be long and difficult.” – Cisco Morris

LACY LANE FIRE:  Loon Lake. Stevens County. 5/29/2020. IC: AR28. 0.01 acre of Slash and logs. Dispatched 0943 PT. Contained 1030 PT. Controlled 1130 PT.

PETERSON FIRE: Peterson Road. Stevens County. 5/29/2020. IC: NC7303 with NC25 on-scene. 0.8 ac of unknown fire fuels. Dispatched 1529 PT. Unknown Status.

YALE PILE FIRE:  Yale Road. Spokane County. 5/30/2020. IC: AR62. 0.1 acre of slash and duff. Dispatched 1418 PT. Contained 1500 PT. Controlled 1520 PT.

FIRE FACT

“Wildfire firefighting suppression costs are about $153M annually.”

– WA DNR Hilary Franz

RESOURCES:

Burn restrictions website:  burnportal.dnr.wa.gov

Air Quality:  fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/

Emergency Preparedness for Wildfires:  fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/

OREGON

BLUE MTN INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

189 FIRE:  Unknown location. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1641 PT. Grass, and timber. Open incident.

MOODY FIRE:  Unknown location. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1645 PT. contained 5/30/2020 2008 PT.  Private land.

 BURNS INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

ASPEN SPRINGS FIRE:  Hot Flat. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush. IC Tano. E-28 dispatched 1459 PT. Contained 5/29/2020 1826 PT. Controlled 5/29/2020 2045 PT. Out: 5/31/2020 1130.

FIRE FACT

“Wildfire Season officially starts Monday, June 1st in Central Oregon.” – Media

CALAMITY CREEK FIRE:  1710 Road. 0.25 acre. Grass and slash. IC: Vaughan at 1646 PT. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1233 PT. Contained 5/29/2020 1911 PT. Controlled 5/30/2020 1322 PT.

SLICK FIRE:  West Cap Mountain. 0.1 acre.Grass and brush.  IC M Riess. Dispatched 5/29/2020. 1049 PT. Contained 1706 PT. Controlled 1904 PT.

TWO CHAINS FIRE :  West Snow Mountain.  0.1 acre. Timber and grass. IC:  Palmer. Dispatched 5/29/2020. 1118 PT. Contained 1725 PT. Controlled 1909 PT.

CENTRAL OREGON INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

0162 RS FIRE: Glass Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 0621 PT. Contained 1518 PT.

“Washington and Oregon could be facing the worst wildfire season in the US this year.” – Insurance company

0163  CR FIRE: Schoonover Subdivision. 0.1 acre. Dispatched5/29/2020  0625 PT. No current status showing.

0164 CR FIRE:  Ringo Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020  0626 PT. Contained/controlled 1345 PT.

0166 NE FIRE:  Finley Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 0705 PT. Contriiled/Contained 1124 PT. Out  5/30/2020 1209 PT.

0168 PR FIRE:  N of 38 Road, W of Battle Creek Mtn. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1020 PT. Contained 5/30/2020 1300 PT.

0169 NE FIRE:  23rd x 25.  0.1 acre. Dispatched: 5/29/2020 1227 PT. Contained: 1538 PT. Controlled:  1529 PT.

“There’s too much at stake to take chances.  70% of wildfires are human-caused”

– OR Forestry

0170 NE FIRE:  East Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1239 PT. Contained 1829 PT.  Controlled 1953 PT.

0173 NE FIRE:  S of Benham East.  0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1341 PT.  Contained 1526 PT. Controlled 1615 PT.

0176 CS FIRE:  Melvin Butte.  0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1514 PT.  Contained 2055 PT.

0177 OD FIRE:  Sisters. Unknown acreage. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1552 PT. Open incident.

0178 CS FIRE:  Sheep Creek/WSA. 0.3 acres. Resources: C302, C401. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1643 PT. Open incident.

0179 CS FIRE:  Whychus Creek. 0.01 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1823 PT. Contained 2055 PT.

LAKEVIEW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

DOE CREEK FIRE: Exact location unknown. 111 acres.  Dispatched 5/29/2020 1257 PT. Open incident, fire being monitored. Last checked 5/31/2020.

ROGUE VALLEY INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

SILVER CREEK FIRE:  Galice Block. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1332 PT. Unk status.

RESOURCES:

Air Equality:  @OHAOregon (Twitter). Website:  bit.ly/2XDAyEi

Photo Credit  Oregon DEQ

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