Published Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1210 hours PT
The RIPARIA FIRE is located about 22 miles north of Dayton (Whitman County), and 50 miles southwest of Pullman, Washington, which was sparked on Thursday by an unknown cause.
Fire has spread along the breaks of the Snake River and has impacted the Central Ferry area.
The fire has burned 5,000 acres of grass. There is a 0% containment status.
Fire behavior remains moderate.
Evacuations are in effect for the Hay / Central Ferry areas.
SR 127 south of Dusty near Big Alkali Creek Road has been closed in both directions.
State Fire Mobe resource order approved.
The following are INCIDENT COOPERATORS:
Walla Walla Fire Department – The Department dispatched two of its members with their brush truck, E3951.
Whitman County Sheriff’s Office
Pullman Fire Department – Residents in the City of Pullman mistakenly received an evacuation order. This was sent to them in error. However, a few of their area’s firefighters and assets are part of the State Mobe resource order and are responding to assist as mutual aid.
LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA
“Firefighters from every volunteer department in Whitman County are battling the large wildfire, south of Hay”
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