Green Ridge Fire | Walla Walla, WA

The GREEN RIDGE FIRE is located about 30 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington State, in the southeastern portion of the State.

The TURKEY TAIL started from lightning strikes on July 7, 2021, along with the GREEN RIDGE FIRE. Both of these wildfires have merged are known only as the Green Ridge Fire.

It is burning into the Columbia complex burn scar that has new growth of shrubs and leftovers of standing and fallen snags.

The fire continues to spread primarily into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness where conditions for fire personnel are dangerous due to limited opportunities for indirect containment lines, being steep, remote and very rugged terrain.

Currently, wilderness lands, homes and rec sites are under direct threat.

The view of the fire as seen from Midway Campground looking east
Credit | USFS

— Community Meeting

July 23, 2021 — 1900 PT — The Last Resort @ 2005 Tucannon Rd, Pomeroy, Washington

There has been 3,915 acres of brush and timber that have been destroyed, but there is a 15% containment status.

Behavior is active with flanking, backing and creeping.

There are 326 total personnel along with eight crews and 11 engines.

Total CTD is $5.6 Million for fire suppression and containment status. Expected containment by Fire Command is projected on August 31, 2021.

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