Thursday UPDATE | September 30, 2021
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Located 20 miles NW of Naches and 10 miles west of Nile, Washington in the northern Cascade Mountain Range on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (USFS).
Lightning storm passed over the area on August 3, 2021.
Started August 4, 2021 at 1230 hours PT, caused by lightning.
Fuels include short grass, timber and brush.
Managed by the NV IMT3, Team 3; transferred from the NW Team 10.
Assumed command on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 1800 hours PT.
11 other types of heavy equipment.
USFS – Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest: Location where the fire is burning.
NV IMT3, Team 3: Fire Management team.
NWS IMET Operations: NWS Spokane responded to the incident on September 29, 2021, to help with weather forecasts.
NWS Spokane (WA): Part of the NWS IMET Ops team. Helping with fire weather reports/mapping.
NWS Pendleton (OR): same as Spokane.
WA DNR: Thanks to the many Incident Cooperators including fire resources from North Carolina who spent two weeks in September here in Washington State.
InciWeb: Provides fire updates from various sources.
NW Interagency Coordination Center: Coordinates wildfires and all risk incidents for 11 agencies in Washington and Oregon.
Yakima Office of Emergency Management (OEM): Provides essential information to its communities, such as evacuation notices, alerts, etc. during emergencies.
Yakima County Sheriff’s Office: Local law enforcement agency, issues and implements evacuation orders to impacted communities.
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering activity observed.
Today, firefighters were successful in reaching their operational objectives, as favorable conditions enabled them to strengthen containment lines, conduct hazard mitigation, repairing damage suppression lines and monitoring overall fire activities.
Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR). No Drones in Fire Zones.
Campfire restrictions are also in effect for WA DNR lands. (https://tinyurl.com/WADNR-lands-reopen).
Forest service closures in effect. Check out what is open or closed by visiting the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest website – https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts
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SIGNIFICANT EVENTS (Overall incident)
September 30, 2021:
As of today’s post, the CTD has reached an all-time $51.1 Million Dollars.
September 12, 2021:
Our last post showed CTD was listed at $35 Million Dollars.
September 10, 2021:
100,000+ acreage record broken.
August 23, 2021:
16 active wildfires burning at the same time.
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