UPDATE 3 — JULY 5, 2021 — MONDAY

Douglas County, Washington — A wildfire broke out around 1215 hours PT on July 4th and quickly spread to grass and brush, setting everything ablaze.

Last night, the fire progression spread and increasing the acreage to now 2,500. The fire threw up a lot of smoke which can be seen in multiple directions.

However, fire crews have successfully reached a 10% containment status, which is great news for firefighters and the residents alike.

Batterman Fire 7/4/2021
Credit: WA DNR

Fire behavior currently is active with running and short-range spotting. It is located in east Wenatchee and moving eastwardly due to strong winds and high temps.

Evacuations are in effect and about 80 homes are still under direct threat. Firefighters are still providing structure protection.

No injuries have been reported.


LEVEL 3 >> GO NOW! >> Rock Island Grade Road.

LEVEL 2 >> GET SET! >> Indian Camp Road.

LEVEL 1 >> GET READY! >> Palisades.

SHELTER — Eastmont High School | Hosted by the Red Cross.

Fire Management is under the leadership of SE WA Type 3 IMT’s IC Walter Escobar which assumed command last night.

Incident Cooperators — Douglas County SO, CEDR Digital Corps, Grant County FD13, BLM, Chelan County, American Red Cross, State Mobe resources.

CLOSED — Batterman Road and Rock Island Grade from SR 28 to Moses Stool. 

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