There have been wildfire incidents occurring in both Washington State and Oregon. This is our Washington State Wildfires Update for Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 1700 hours PT.

Tender 1 (Water Supply Group) on the Williams Lake Fire. | Credit: Moses Lake FD

VANTAGE HWY FIRE | 5 miles W of Vantage

The VANTAGE HWY FIRE IMT is also managing the COW CANYON FIRE. Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping smoldering was reported by Fire Officials this morning. The fire has burned about 31,000 acres and has reached a 60% containment status.

WILLIAMS LAKE FIRE | 12 miles S of Cheney

The fire’s cause was due to human intervention, which started on August 3, 2022.

According to Spokane County Fire District #3, the fire has burned approximately 1,868 acres.

Williams Lake Fire | Credit: WA DNR

There were still 300 wildland firefighters still assigned as of this morning’s fire operations but some were also being released.

Some of the Incident Cooperators on this wildfire were: Skagit County FD3, Moses Lake FD, Spokane County FD8, Valley Regional Fire Authority, Spokane County FD3, WA DNR, NWCC, NWICC, Inciweb, NIFC, Orting Valley Fire & Rescue, Stevens County Fire District #1, Eastside Fire & Rescue and the Fairchild AFB Fire Department.

Evacuation levels remain the same.

COW CANYON FIRE | 11 miles N of Naches

The COW CANYON FIRE has burned about 4,633 acres and has reached a 20% containment status. All evacuation orders have been reduced down to Level 1 (BE READY).

Credit: USFS

It ignited from an unknown source on August 3rd when it was reported at 1445 hours.

It is located about one mile northeast of Wenas and southwest of Ellensburg

Incident Cooperators for this wildfire incident included the following agencies/organizations: Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, Kittitas County Emergency Management, Central Washington Fire Information, USFS, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, USFS, NIFC, Inciweb, Yakima County Emergency Management, and the Naches Fire Department.

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