#LaurelFire | Washington State | 4

LAUREL FIRE – NEAR DEER PARK, WASHINGTON

Aerial shot of the Laurel Fire. (Credit: WA DNR)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of Monday, July 25, 2017, prompting fire resources to be dispatched from several agencies.

The cause is unknown at this time and is being investigated.

The fire has now reached a 100% containment status and is holding at 60 acres.  NOTE: Just because it has been fully contained, does not mean the fire is out. Night operations will begin and firefighters will work into the night.

LOCATION

The incident is located about 4 miles East of Deer Park and  burning close to Hwy 2 near Laurel Road; North of Chattaroy in Spokane County, Washington.

RESOURCES

Fire personnel and resources on-scene from DNR, SCFD4, SCFD8 , SCFD1, SCSO, and WSP .

Night briefing on the Laurel Fire. (Photo Credit: Spokane Co. Fire District #4)

EVACUATION SHELTER

A Red Cross shelter was opened at the Riverside Elementary School.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Some are using variations of the  name #LaurelRoadFire to #LaurelFire #WAwildfire2017 #WSP #SCFD4 #SCFD1 #DNR #WA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#LaurelParkFire | Washington State | 3

LAUREL PARK FIRE – NEAR DEER PARK, WASHINGTON

Fire resources in air and on the ground. (Photo Credit: WSP Trooper J. Sevigney)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of Monday, July 25, 2017, prompting fire resources to be dispatched from several agencies.  The cause is unknown at this time and is being investigated.

LOCATION

The incident is located about 4 miles East of Deer Park and  burning close to Hwy 2 near Laurel Road; North of Chattaroy in Spokane County, Washington.

RESOURCES

Fire personnel and resources on-scene from DNR, SCFD4, SCSO, WSP, SCFD1 .

Air Attack in progress. (Photo Credit: Spokane County Fire District #4)

SIZE

The fire has now scorched about 60 acres of land.

Air resources are making a good knockdown on the wildfire.

EVACUATION SHELTER

A Red Cross shelter was opened at the Riverside Elementary School.

CLOSURES

Hwy 2 will be closed for a few more hours to allow firefighting personnel and equipment to continue to work the fire.

A detour is in place, says the Washington State Patrol.

Fire Officials would like to remind you to be careful when driving and fire equipment is in the area.  Also, remember there are #NoDronesInFireZones.  When you fly, they can’t.

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

#LaurelParkFire #WAwildfire2017 #WSP #SCFD4 #SCFD1 #DNR #WA

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#LaurelParkFire | Washington State | 2

LAUREL PARK FIRE – NEAR DEER PARK, WASHINGTON

Fire boss on-scene. (Photo Credit: Spokane County Fire District #4)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire broke out this afternoon, prompting resources AA 1010F AR 27 AR 441 AR 443 AR 448 BLM 11 DNR 33 E 32 FB 202 FB 206 LOA 34  that were dispatched around 1555 hours.

LOCATION

The incident is located about 4 miles East of Deer Park and  burning close to Hwy 2 near Laurel Road; North of Chattaroy in Spokane County, Washington.

RESOURCES

Fire personnel and resources on-scene from DNR, SCFD4, SCSO, WSP, SCFD1 .

Air Attack in progress. (Photo Credit: Spokane County Fire District #4)

SIZE

The fire has now scorched about 60 acres of land.

Air resources are making a good knockdown on the wildfire.

FIRE WEATHER

Current temps for this incident are 90*F temps, sunny with 14% relative humidity (RH) and clear skies.

ALERTS!

Media staging is located at Hwy 2 and Westmoreland Road.

SCSO, WSP also on scene controlling traffic. Avoid Hwy 2 near Chattaroy, as it is closed

SOCIAL MEDIA

#LaurelParkFire #WAwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#LaurelParkFire | Washington State | New!

LAUREL PARK FIRE – NEAR DEER PARK, WASHINGTON

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire broke out this afternoon, prompting resources AA 1010F AR 27 AR 441 AR 443 AR 448 BLM 11 DNR 33 E 32 FB 202 FB 206 LOA 34  that were dispatched around 1555 hours.

LOCATION

The incident is located about 4 miles East of Deer Park in Washington State.

RESOURCES

DNR also has ground crews and strike teams, as well as (3) planes on-scene.

SIZE

The fire has now scorched about 60 acres of land.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#LaurelParkFire #WAwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#DiamondCreekFire | Washington | 3

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – PASAYTEN WILDERNESS, WASHINGTON

INCIDENT SUMMARY

This wildfire is burning in the steep slopes in the Diamond Creek drainage,  where it intersects with Lost River in the Pasayten Wilderness on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands.

It was discovered on Saturday, July 22nd and reported on Sunday, July 23, 2017 by a hiker in the Methow Valley area.

The smokejumpers were dispatched around 0952 hours on Sunday morning.  Initially it was reported as a small fire but has grown to 250 acres with a 0% containment status.

Fire fuels are heavy loads of dead and down trees, making it difficult to fight.

CAUSE

Fire Officials say the probable cause is human-intervention as there was no lightning passing over the fire line.  However, the exact cause is under investigation.

Photo showing an Aerial Overview of Diamond Creek Fire on July 23, 2017

Photo Credit: Matt Castle, USFS

STAFFING

About 8 smokejumpers, plus air resources out of the North Cascade Smokejumpers Base are currently working together to suppress and contain this fire.

Want to know about these amazing smokejumpers? Check out their website here ———> http://www.northcascadessmokejumperbase.com/

 

CLOSURES

The Billy Goat Trailhead and all associated trails are closed.

 

REMINDER!

Here is What Smokey Wants You To Know.  Now, Share it!

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow us here! Twitter ( @nwfireblog ) and on our Facebook Page!

Hashtags for this fire are #DiamondCreekFire #USFS #OkWenNF #WAwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/24/2017 @2000 Hours PDT

#BissellFire | Washington | 4

BISSELL WILDFIRE – STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire broke out on Sunday, July 23, 2017, around 1900.

Resources were dispatched at 1912 hours and en route at 1915 hours to the wildfire.

LOCATION

The fire is located about 8 miles North of Hunters, Washington in very rugged and steep terrain. Fire fuels are timber, brush and tall grass.

SIZE UP

Credit: WA DNR

The fire is listed at 411 acres with a 10% containment status.

CAUSE

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

It is being investigated.

RESOURCES

Lead Agency:  WA DNR – NE Region.

There are approximately 150 personnel assigned to this incident.

No other equipment or resources are known at this time.  We do know that those currently engaging the fire are working tirelessly on fire suppression and containment efforts.

Aerial View 7-24-17

Aerial View of the Fire on Monday. (Credit: WA DNR)

INCIDENT COOPERATORS 

American Red Cross (NW Chapter), Stevens County Emergency Services and Sheriff’s Office.

EVACUATIONS

About 25 area residents that are in the fire area were inside the fire area were under Level 2 and 3 evacuation orders.   All orders have since been lifted.

ALERT!!

A significant power outage has occurred in the area and fire officials are working with utilities  to get it back on. No ETA given as to when this will occur.

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Sunday, 7/24/2017 @ 1945 Hours PDT

#DiamondCreekFire | Washington | 2

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – WINTHROP, WASHINGTON

INCIDENT SUMMARY

This wildfire was reported under Fire CAD Activity but there seems to be more occurring than first thought.  Here is our recap of this wildland fire burning deeper into the wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Fire Dispatch was notified about this wildfire at Diamond Creek and sent out 8 smokejumpers from the North Cascade Smokejumpers Base around 0952 hours on Sunday, July 23, 2017.  It was reported as a small fire and they were sent out for fire suppression efforts.

The wind has picked up and so, has the wildfire – creating a need for additional resources.

LOCATION

The wildfire is  in the Pasayten Wilderness which is located in the Northeastern portion of the  Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Winthrop, Washington.

SIZE UP

Fire Danger HIGH sign

The fire is listed at a current size of 100 acres.

No structures are under threat at this time.

CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS

Fire behavior is active with a fast rate of spread (ROS) that is wind-driven and has some short runs and short-range spotting.

No Drone Zone sign

The fire is now visible from Methow Valley, Washington.

CLOSURES

The Billy Goat Trailhead and associated trails are closed.

CURRENT FIRE WEATHER

Current temps are 75*F with winds at 9 m.p.h. and relative humidity (RH) of 33%.  Skies are clear.

LEVEL 2 FIRE LEVEL is in effect.

ABOUT THE PASAYTEN WILDERNESS

The Paysayten Wilderness is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest which has over 531,000 acres and 50 miles of the Canadian border, along with the beautiful crest of the Cascade Mountains within its perimeter.  It has many other beckoning features such as 160 bodies of water and a host of waterways, as well as,  almost 150 peaks with elevations over 7,500 feet!

WHAT DOES SMOKEY THE BEAR KNOW?

Okanogan-Wenatchee NF Fire Officials reported on July 21, 2017, that forest staff found an abandoned campfire  in Methow Valley that had escaped its fire ring.  Good thing, there were there to put the fire out before it became a major incident!

LEVEL 2 FIRE LEVEL due to abandoned campfires.

Here is What Smokey Wants You To Know.  Now, Share it!

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow us here! Twitter ( @nwfireblog ) and on our Facebook Page!

Hashtags for this fire are #DiamondCreekFire #USFS #OkWenNF #WAwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/23/2017 @ 2150 Hours PDT

#BissellFire | Washington | 3

BISSELL WILDFIRE – STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Incident Summary

A new wildfire has broken out on Majestic Way in Stevens County on Sunday, July 23, 2017 around 1912 Hours PDT with resources en route at 1915 Hours PDT per DNR’s Fire CAD.  NOTE:  DNR tweeted about this fire around 2000 Hours PDT that the fire is near an address on Bissel Road.

The fire is currently has been downgraded to 50 acres and is still moving fast.  Homes are currently being threatened and evacuations are in effect.

No homes have been reported as being damaged or destroyed.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Resources

Lead Agency:  WA DNR.

The following resources are en route to the fire line:  AA1010F; BC12; FB202 and 206; H344; LT12; NC343, 347 and 61; SE164, 246, 249, 539 and 721.

This includes a helicopter and heavy airtankers en route (per DNR’s tweet).

Incident Cooperators  

American Red Cross (NW Chapter), Stevens County.

Evacuations

LEVEL 3 (LEAVE NOW) evacuations are in effect for residents that are in one-mile radius around the address of 3987 Bissell Road (Stevens County) in Hunters, Washington.

NEW! | Red Cross Shelter to open at 2230 hours PDT at the Hunter School, 4961B Hunters Co Shop Road in Hunters, Washington 99137. 

Current Weather Conditions

Current weather near the fire line are temps of 85*F, RH at 28% with wind speeds of 10 m.p.h.  There is a 10-mile visibility.

ABOUT HUNTERS, WASHINGTON

Map of 3987 Bisel Road, Stevens County, WA 99114

The unincorporated community is located in Stevens County, Washington that is near Cities Chewelah, Colville and Kettle Falls.  The town has a population of about 306 people (last census reports in 2000) and is in the industry of logging and manufacturing. (Source:  wikipedia)

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Sunday, 7/23/2017 @ 2105 Hours PDT

#BissellFire | Washington | New!

BISSELL WILDFIRE – STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Incident Summary

A new wildfire has broken out on Majestic Way in Stevens County on Sunday, July 23, 2017 around 1912 Hours PDT with resources en route at 1915 Hours PDT per DNR’s Fire CAD.  NOTE:  DNR tweeted about this fire around 2000 Hours PDT that the fire is near an address on Bissel Road.

The fire is currently at 100+ acres and is moving fast.  Homes are currently being threatened and evacuations are in effect.

Resources

The following resources are en route to the fire line:  AA1010F; BC12; FB202 and 206; H344; LT12; NC343, 347 and 61; SE164, 246, 249, 539 and 721.

This includes a helicopter and heavy airtankers en route (per DNR’s tweet).

Evacuations

LEVEL 3 (LEAVE NOW) evacuations are in effect for residents that are in one-mile radius around the address of 3987 Bissell Road (Stevens County) in Hunters, Washington.

Current Weather Conditions

Current weather near the fire line are temps of 85*F, RH at 28% with wind speeds of 10 m.p.h.  There is a 10-mile visibility.

ABOUT HUNTERS, WASHINGTON

Map of 3987 Bisel Road, Stevens County, WA 99114

The unincorporated community is located in Stevens County, Washington that is near Cities Chewelah, Colville and Kettle Falls.  The town has a population of about 306 people (last census reports in 2000) and is in the industry of logging and manufacturing. (Source:  wikipedia)

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Fire Dispatch Activity | Washington | July 23 2017

Want to know what’s happening in Washington State on this Sunday? Check out our compilation of dispatched  units to wildfires in this State via various Dispatch Centers.

NE WA INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER (NWICC)

Vista Fire.  Vista Drive, Pend Orielle County.  Resources include:  AR414 & AR421 (IC). Dispatched 1116 hours.

Floodgate Spot Fire.  Starr Road, Spokane County.  Dispatched at 0928 Hours.

CENTRAL WA INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER (CWICC)

Walluke Fire.   Hwy 24 @ MM50, Grant County.  Brush fire.  59 acres. Grass, brush. Resources:  B804, E842, E863 from Hanford and USFWS. Dispatched at 1007 hours.

Diamond Creek Fire.  Rampart Ridge, Okanogan County. Fire in wilderness. 3 acres. NCSB jumpers on-scene. Dispatched 0952 hours.

Eagle Fire.  Eagle Rock, Yakima County. Grass, scrub, timber, logging. 2 acres. DNR response. Resources:  Anthanum 20, PRE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Dispatched at 0534 hours.

(c) 20 17 The NW Fire Blog