Published August 4, 2022, Thursday, 1930 hours PT – Sit Rep 1
Update | 2050 PT | Great News!
The Adams County Sheriff reports that the fire is now contained and under control. Firefighters will remain on the scene overnight for fire watch. All evacuation orders have been lifted.
A wildfire ignited late this morning around 1145 hours from an unknown source which is under investigation was to be initially to be burning on the southern end of town.
This prompted immediate Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation for the full town of Lind in Adams County, Washington.
The town of Lind is located on Hwy 395, which is between Ritzville and Pasco, a very popular rodeo roadway.
State Fire Mobe was approved, which sent multiple local fire agencies including two aircraft, and one copter.
Some of the Incident Cooperators include:
CHELAN FIRE & RESCUE – Brush79 with members, Capt. Zacher, FF Preheim and FF Gore.
LOCAL LIND FARMERS – Local farmers shut down their harvest activities for the day to assist by providing water trucks and a dozen of large vehicles to support firefighting activities and fire suppression objectives.
A total of six homes and eight other structures were destroyed. An evacuation shelter is located at the Ritzville Elementary School (Red Cross).
A Map of the fire area can be found here — https//www.washingtonhometown.com/fires. Maps provided in this post are being used with the permission of the mapping author(s).
The fire has consumed at least 2,500 acres and there is a 0% containment status.
One firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and was airlifted to a Spokane County hospital. Those on Social Media who know him personally say he is starting to recover nicely.
Hashtags being used for this incident are #waWILDFIRE #LindFire
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