UPDATE 4 — JULY 5, 2021 — MONDAY — 1945 PT

Douglas County, Washington — A wildfire named the BATTERMAN ROAD FIRE was sparked by an unknown cause on July 4th, around 1215 hours PT.

Fire behavior continues to be active with running and have short-range spotting, which is being fueled by strong winds and high temps. This late afternoon, winds were blowing from the northwest at 11-14 miles per hour with gusts of 24 miles per hour. 

It has burned about 7,900 acres of tall grass and timber. There is a ten-percent containment status and fire Officials are hopeful to get this incident fully contained by July 7th.

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 and the north side of Batterman 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.

Resources staffing this incident — BATT-6104 BLM-13 CHELAN-25 CREW-52 FUELS-41 H-0CB KIT-15 YAK-10 along with other agencies from the local, county and state areas.

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

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