There were several wildland fires that occurred in the Northeast portion and training opportunities by some of the most specialized groups of firefighters – Hotshots in the State of Washington


Firefighters were dispatched to a wildfire on Carpenter Road this morning at 0947 hours in Stevens County. This fire is listed as active but not showing any acreage burned, resources, or current status in the system. Incident #: NES-1160, BVG-221. Dispatch Center: WA DNR – NEC.

Wildland Firefighters with the South Puget Sound Wildland Team are rightfully starting their classroom and practical skills, knowledge, and experience into prepping for the 2023 Fire Season, which we all know started many weeks ago.

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At 1145 hours, firefighters were dispatched to North Lemansky Road in Okanogan County and arrived on the scene at 1330 hours. They put out the grass and shrubbery 1.7-acre wildfire. Resources: C7140, E691 and HI7106. Incident #: NES-1161 ANZ-221 P6FAX6 0621. Dispatch Center: WA DNR – NEC.

On Friday, April 28th, the Baker River Hotshots completed their Critical Training in Winthrop and were sent to the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest for a prescribed fire assignment. Lots of work was done over the weekend.

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The ignition of the Riverlane Fire was located on West Riverview Lane in Stevens County, sent local and state fire resources and equipment to the area, where approximately one acre of grass and shrub were consumed. State firefighters were deployed through the Comm Center at 0039 hours. In patrol status. Incident #: NES-1159, ANY-222. Dispatch Center: WA DNR – NEC.


Stevens County was touched by the Sand Creek Fire which prompted State Firefighters to be dispatched at 1439 hours PDT to the area on Sand Creek Road to respond. Less than one acre of grass, timber understory was burned. The incident was left in patrol status. Incident #NES-1162, A0A-221. Dispatch Center: WA DNR – NEC.

On April 29th around 1515 hours, about 10 firefighters with Skagit County Fire District 9 or also known as the Big Lake Fire Department, were dispatched to an incident. When fire crews arrived, they were met with a 50’x50′ grass fire. It was quickly brought under control. Fire equipment included a single fire engine, fire command, two brush trucks, and a tender. It is unknown what the cause of the fire was. The Skagit County Fire Marshal’s office was investigating at the time of this post.

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The Torboy Fire broke out on Torboy Road in Ferry County today, prompting resources to be dispatched at 1801 hours PDT which included HI 26 and HI7109. Arriving on the scene at 1926 hours, they would contain the fire at 2017 hours. They held the fire to one acre of grass and shrubs being burned. Incident #NES-1163, A0B-221. Dispatch Center: WA DNR – NEC.

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