SIT REP 1 | 8/18/2020
A wildfires is burning about 5 miles ESE of Loomis, Washington State.
Fire assets were dispatched via the Northeast Washington Interagency Dispatch Center on Tuesday at 1456 hours PT to the Washburn Road area in Okanogan County, Washington.
Fire is northwest of Swash Creek.
The fire behavior currently is extreme with running, backing, torching and spotting, as it reaches areas with timber and structures in its path. It is currently running down the hillside towards Watauga Lake Road and Blue Lake.
Division Zulu | Crews have line around structures and it is holding. They are doing really well. (2133 PT)
WA DNR resources and assets include AA 2QM AA 4TS AR 27 BC 32 BC 601 BC 603 C 6201 DNR 33 E 6695 E 692 FB 201 FB 202 FB 244 FB 245 FP 18 H 344 HB 171PL HI 25 (IC) HI 26 HI 27 HI 60 HI 7102 HI 7103 HI 7104 HI 7106 HI 7108 HI 7110 HI 7112 SO 30 T 102 T 152 W Zone 10 quickly arrived on-scene of a wildfire at 1517 hours, Tuesday afternoon.
Incident Command looking for air resources for Wednesday: 4 additional fire bosses, multiple Type 1 and 2 helicopters, 3 LAT and 1 lead planes. Says its been difficult for air resources due to high competition/demand from the State of Oregon.
Evacuations in Effect
LEVEL 2 | BE READY | South and West of Watauga Lake.
Wildfire Preparedness Level Escalated
Through the Eyes of Social Media
Fire being reported by Residents, seen from these locations:
- Aenas Lookout, flames were seen running uphill.
- Hwy 7 at 6 Miles S. Looking west and northwest.
- From Palmer Lake
- From Loomis
- Hwy 7 and Ernie Robinson, Oroville
- Cherry Street in Oroville
- From Omak airport
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