NORTHWEST WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BURN | JULY 31 2020 | AM REPORT

Wildfires continue to plague the great Pacific Northwest States of Washington and Oregon.   Here is the AM recap for both states combined.

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It is heating up throughout the Northwest with hot dry weather and firefighters are asking for your help. They are asking you to know where campfires are allowed and how to put them out. Always drown them with water and make sure they are cold to the touch. Never leave fires unattended.

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WASHINGTON STATE

ANGLIN  | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-NE Region. 10 miles E of Tonasket and 12 miles NE of Riverside. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior with smoldering. Cause under investigation. Homes threatened. Evacuation orders lifted.  1,728 acres. 80% contained. 358 total personnel. 8 crews, 23 engines, 2 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Cooperators:  Okanogan County DEM, Okanogan Co Fire District and the Okanogan Co Sheriff’s Office. $1.2 Million CTD.

BOZY CREEK  | WILDFIRE

Capitol Forest. Thurston County.  IC Aschenbrenner. E8201, E8203, Hart, Provencher on-scene. Dispatched 0200 PT. 2 acres. Slash fire fuels. SPS Dispatch Center.

COLOCKUM | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-SE Region. Started on private land 10 miles SE of Wenatchee and near Malaga. Brush and grass fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures still threatened. 2,967 acres. 94% contained. State mobe was approved on July 24th but have since downgraded.  36 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. 1 structure lost. $2.4 Million CTD.

COULEE MEADOWS | WILDFIRE

Near Sagebrush Flat and 18 miles NW of Ephrata.  Douglas County. Grass and sage brush. Very difficult terrain. Cause unknown.  Active fire behavior. Fire burning along Moses Coulee Rd, milepost 7. 600 acres. 0% contained. Approved for engines, crews, dozers via WA State Fire Marshal’s Office for State Mobe.

Cooperators: Grant Co FD13, Douglas County FD, BLM OR/WA, Grant Co FD5, SE WA Interagency IMT.

LEVEL 1 EVACUATIONS –> homes N of fire to Rd 3 SW; East of fire to Rd C SW and to Division Rd. Orders being made by the Douglas County Sheriffs Office.

CEDAR CREEK | SMOKE CHECK

Cedar Creek. Pend Oreille County. NC 7302 dispatched 0943 PT.  NEC Dispatch Center.

CHIKAMIN | WILDFIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. 30 acres. Dispatched 0823 PT.  Light smoke seen in the area to the north of Lake Wenatchee. It is burning in steep high country about 10 miles of Plain.

Photo Credit | Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

No threats to structures. Winds pushing to the west. No resources showing in WA DNR CAD system. Cooperators: CWC Dispatch Center and Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue PIO.

CONGER | WILDFIRE

Conconully. Okanogan County. Dispatched 0459 PT.  HI 7205 (IC) along with AR 7402, HI 31, NC 7305, SO 27, 60, 7205, 7208 and 7211.  Call came in as multiple slash piles on fire in West Fork Salmon Creek.   Cooperators:  Okanogan, Omak and Conconully FD. Resources on-scene. 1.32 acres. NEC Dispatch  Center.

EAGLE ROCK | WILDFIRE

Mirabeau Park. Spokane County.  Dispatched 0845 PT. Contained 0846 and controlled at 0900 PT. Incident #NES-1763/AEK-221. NEC Dispatch Center.

EASTON RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

South of South Peak. Kittitas County. Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. Dispatched 1151 T. No resources on it yet from DNR. CWC Dispatch Center.

HOLMES CREEK | WILDFIRE

Central  Washington. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, slash, duff.  IC Lucas King. Dispatched 0912 PT. Contained and controlled 0927 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

NORTH MARY | WILDFIRE

Springdale. Stevens County.  Dispatched 0237 PT.

On July 29th at 1738 PT, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office states:  There’s been 3 suspicious fires near Mary Walker School in Springdale this week. Tip Line #800-572-0947 and report it immediately.

PANTHER RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Dispatched 1011 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet. CWC Dispatch Center.

PEACHES RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Peaches Ridge. Kittitas County.  E 4202, 4203, 4204, SE Sewell. Dispatched 0814 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

TRAIL 1377 | SMOKE CHECK

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest.  Dispatched 1010 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet.  CWC Dispatch Center.

OREGON

BEN YOUNG FIRE

ODF-Lake Unit. 13 miles S of Paisley.  Timber, brush and short grass. Min fire behavior burning on steep slopes with grass and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Infrastructures and buildings threatened.  Started 7/21/2020 1300 PT. Cause unknown, under investigation. Closures in effect.

Photo Credit | USFS

Ben Young Fire advancing up Myers Butte on the day it started

1,249 acres. 95% contained. 35 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. $2.3 Million CTD.

DRAGON ROCK FIRE

BLM-Lakeview District. 30 miles E of Christmas Valley. Brush and short grass. Min fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  858 acres. 75% contained. 37 total personnel.1 crew and 4 engines. $300K CTD.

MATLOCK FIRE

USFS-Umatilla NF. 13 miles NW of Ukiah. Dry grass and downed-and-downed Timber. Start 7/28/2020. Lightning caused.  Active fire behavior with crowning, group and single-tree torching. Homes threatened.  85 acres. 40% contained.

Photo Credit | Umatilla NF

Aerial view of the Matlock Fire on July 29, 2020, showing successful retardant drops slowing fire growth.

147 total personnel. 4 hand crews, 7 engines, dozers and 3 helos. IC: Gabe Hale, NE OR Interagency Type 3 IMT.  $650K CTD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/31/2020 1215 PT

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