Published Saturday, August 27, 2022, 1055 hours PT
WHITE RIVER FIRE
The WHITE RIVER FIRE is located 15 miles NW of Plain, Washington State on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is being managed by the NW Team 7 and Team 8, both Type 2 IMTs.
This was a lightning-caused fire, which started on August 16, 2022, at 0600 hours PT.
Fire behavior has been reported as being active with flanking, backing, and isolated torching. Structures threatened.
Closures are in effect.
Per the US Forest Service: “We will be monitoring new 1/2 acres fire started near Grasshopper Meadows and we will be checking and monitoring hose and sprinkler lays in place on the White River Road.”
There have been 986 acres burned. There is a 1% containment status.
There is 324 total personnel with 5 crews, 12 engines, and 3 copters. Therapy dogs in Fire Camp.
CTD: $7.9 Million
IRVING PEAK FIRE
The IRVING PEAK FIRE is located about 26 miles NW of Leavenworth and near Plain, WA.
Active fire behavior with flanking, backing, and isolated torching has been reported.
Structures are threatened. Closures are in effect.
About 1,536 acres have been consumed and there is a 1% contained.
A total of 50 personnel are assigned with two crews and one engine.
Per the USFS: Use the equipment on 6504 Road and 6501 Road to increase the chance of an anchor point on the south edge of the fire. Continue long-duration prep of 65 Road system along Little Wenatchee River Road, including chipping.
CTD: $2.3 Million
Photo Credit: USFS
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