Washington Wildfire |Ragged Butte Fire | 3

UPDATE 3 – AUG 7 2018 – 2045 HOURS PDT

The fire has been fully contained today says the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office whom is back to calling the wildfire the ROAD P FIRE.  We will use both hashtags to differentiate that this is the one and same fire.

On Monday night, fire crews were able to keep the fire under control throughout the night with no new fire growth.  The Sheriff’s Office cancelled all evacuation notices and orders due to no threat to its communities.  Roads closures have also been cancelled and areas reopened.

UPDATE 2 – AUG 6 2018 – 2045 HOURS PDT

Resources include Douglas County Fire Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4, Okanogan Fire District 15, Bridgeport FD, Chelan Fire Districts 5 and 7 and BLM.  Gebber’s Farms is also providing personnel and equipment.

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Credit | DCSO

The Douglas County Sheriff’s office stated fire behavior is wind-driven and is located North of Lahey Junction, between Road 24 NE and Road 28 NE (north/south) and Road L NE and Road P NE (east/west).

Level 2 evacuation notices have been issued to four residents. No further structures are threatened at this time.

Fire has scorched 2,500 acres and containment status is unknown.

UPDATE 1 – AUG 6 2018 – 1900 HOURS PDT

A new wildfire has ignited off of Road P NE in Douglas County, Washington in the area of 47 58.464, -119 26.466.

It has been named the Ragged Butte Fire and it has scorched 10 acres of grass and brush so far.

Command is said to be at Highway 17 at Road P.

Structure protection is in effect by local Fire Districts .  No resources showing dispatched through the CAD system yet.

No further details available.

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Angel Springs Fire | Washington | Update

ANGEL SPRINGS FIRE

Division A

Credit | WA DNR

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire is burning about 7 – 8 miles northeast of Davenport, Washington that started on August 2, 2018 @ 1500 hours PDT by equipment.

8/11/2018 – 2130 PDT

5,046 acres. 90% contained. Minimal fire behavior. 351 personnel. 6 crews. 43 engines. 3 helos. 14 structures lost. 170 structures threatened. Some crews released today. $4.6M CTD.

8/10/2018  – 1945 PDT

5,081 acres. 60% contained. 14 structures burned. 180 threatened. 564 personnel. 13 crews. 3 helicopters. 68 engines.

8/9/2018 2000 PDT

5.081 acres. 60% contained. IC IMT Goldman. Minimal Fire behavior. 564 personnel. 13 crews, 68 engines and 3 helicopters. 14 structures have been lost. $3.3M.

8/8/2018 – 2100 PDT

5,043 acres. 35% contained with continued moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, observed isolated torching and backing. Cause is still unknown and under investigation.

There are 549 personnel along with 12 crews, 3 helos and 72 engines. Fire resources are pouring from the National Guard, Canada and Australia.

170 homes are threatened with 4 already destroyed along with 10 other structures which totals to 14 buildings. Fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached $2,200,000.

8/6/2018 – 2145 PDT

Spokane County Fire District 8 Firefighters worked throughout the night on August 5th on the fire line and conducting burn out operations on the day of the 6th. Additional resources from Lincoln County Fire Districts 4 and 5, WA DNR, Federal, State and local agencies have come together collectively through fire suppression and containment efforts. Local farmers have gathered together to help build fire lines across their fields, as well as mineral soil to aid firefighters to stop the spread of the fire.

Per fire sources this morning, here is what we know so far (please be patient, things change so rapidly): 4,500 ares of timber, grass and brush. 15% contained. 2 structures lost. 170 threatened. 1 minor structure burned and one other threatened. 272 personnel with 8 crews, 3 helicopters and 45 engines.

On August 5th: Fire on NE portion was very active with visible fire and smoke throughout the day and night. Efforts focused in this area with crews, engines and dozers. Crews used air resources to their advantage including super scoopers dipping out of the Spokane River arm of Lake Roosevelt.

8/5/2018 – 1145 PDT

Started 8/2/2018. Cause unknown. 4,500 acres. 0% contained. 60 homes threatened, 1 destroyed. Other minor structures threatened, 1 destroyed. 160 personnel. 3 crews, 25 engines. Fire located in steep canyons w/rugged terrain.

8/4/2018 –  2030 PDT

Level 2 and 3 evacuations have been issued and assistance through Washington State Fire mobe have arrived on the fire line. The Northeast WA Interagency IMT with IC Eddie Lewis, a Type 3 has assumed command of the fire yesterday around 0600 hours. Cause is still unknown and under investigation.

4,700 acres scorched. 0% contained.

8/4/2018 – 0121 PDT

Initial call fire info – Angel Springs Rd, Lincoln County. Grass, brush, reproduction, timber. AR IC as of 8/2 1642 PDT. Resources dispatched BC 51 FP 13 FP 18 HI 35 NC 40+Crew NC 41+Crew NE 06 NE 12 at 1448 PDT. TYPE 3 TEAM IN PLACE – IC LEWIS / LOVE. TYPE 2 TEAM ORDERED.

8/3/2018 – 2300 PDT

160 firefighters. 4,500 ac. 0% containment. Dayshifters (FFs) are home (local Fire District) getting much needed rest and sleep, will be back out on the fire line on Day 3. Night operations in effect with structure protection. Active Fire behavior with running, spotting and group torching. 2 structures destroyed (1 home and 1 outbuilding).

8/3/2018 – 0956 PDT

Aircraft and other resources dispatched from Roberts Field -Redmond Municipal Airport. Angel Springs Aerial Support. Lat/Lon 47 44.898, -118 4.500 dispatched through the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

8/2/2018 – 2030 PDT

Resources were dispatched around 1557 hours PDT today to a wildfire producing a large smoke plume about five miles north of Reardan which included engines fire boss airplanes and hand crews. (Video as of 1800 hours PDT – Courtesy NE WA IMT)

170 acres. 60% containment achieved.

6 structures threatened. 1 lost.

Gusty wind conditions are making fire suppression efforts challenging.

 

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Saddle Mtn Fire | Washington | New!

OTHELLO, WASHINGTON – Update 1 – August 2, 2018 – 2100 hours PDT —

INCIDENT SUMMARY.

Fire assets from WA DNR were dispatched and immediately en route around 1554 hours today to the SADDLE MOUNTAIN FIRE, located southeast of Othello, Washington.

It looks like it may go as big as it did two years ago. That one was 10,000 acres overnight.” – Photo Credit: Scott Eickerman

RESOURCES.

Initial BLM resources were dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center at 1502 hours PDT which included:  BLM-13 BLM-15 E-6695 BLM E-842 E-863.

DNR sent five engines and a single helicopter to the fire line of the already estimated 1,000 acre wildfire.

IC Cottrell has been assigned to this wildfire incident.

FIRE STATUS.

The fire has burned a total of 1,000 acres of grass and brush.

FIRE HISTORY.

We were covering the SADDLE MOUNTAIN FIRE in 2017.  This photo shows we were across the highway in Royal City, Washington State.

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Photo Credit | Eric Swenson / NW Fire Blog

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Angel Springs Fire | WA | New Wildfire

WASHINGTON STATE  – UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 2, 2018 – THURSDAY  – 2030 HOURS PDT —

INCIDENT SUMMARY.   Resources were dispatched around 1557 hours PDT today to a wildfire producing a large smoke plume about five miles north of Reardan which included engines fire boss airplanes and hand crews.

(Video as of 1800 hours PDT – Courtesy NE WA IMT)

LOCATION. Fire is north of Davenport.

CAUSE.  Media reporting that a combine caught fire in a wheat field and quickly raged out of control.

(Video as of 1930 hours PDT – Courtesy NE WA IMT)

RESOURCES.  NE WA IMT Team 1 (Command), WA DNR, Lewis County Sheriff Office, Spokane FD, Lincoln County Fire District 1,  and three local Fire Districts along with 14 engines, three (10) person hand crews, six bulldozers and plus, air resources as needed.

Photo Credit: WA DNR

Around 1657 hours, DNR stated they had five engines two fireboss airplanes and two 20-person hand crews that were en route to the fire scene.  They would join the crews from three local Fire Districts and one from Spokane.

Air resources see from above on Flight Radar 24.

FIRE STATUS.   170 acres burned with 60% containment.  Six structures threatened, one lost.

Media is reporting 800 acres.  We have put out our feelers to see if that is accurate since the latest information we had around 2000 hours.

Gusty wind conditions are making fire suppression efforts challenging.

EVACUATIONS.  Level 3 evacuations have been reduced to Level 2 for those in the Baldridge area.  Please remain aware of your situational awareness, in case you have to evacuate your homes again.

SOCIAL MEDIA.  We are using #Hashtags #AngelSpringsFire #WAIMT #WAwildfires2018

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WA | LITTLE ROCK FIRE STATION |NEW

WASHINGTON STATE

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 1 2018 – 1945 PDT – A wildfire is said to be burning dubbed the LITTLE ROCK FIRE STATION on Little Rock in Thurston County, Washington.  Fire fuels include timber understory.

E 801 was dispatched at 1754 hours and assisting local fire resources on August 1, 2018 at 1754 hours PDT.

According to the WILD CAD Activity log, there has been 0.01 acres destroyed.

No further details available.

#LittleRockFire #WAwildfires2018 #NWFireBlog

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FISHER 231 FIRE | WASHINGTON| NEWLY REPORTED

WASHINGTON STATE

UPDATE 1 – 8/1/2018 – 1500 HOURS PDT – A wildfire ignited on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, and fire assets were deployed on 1729 hours PDT with multiple resources, along with two fire bosses on order.

The fire is burning about nine miles north of Reardan in Lincoln County, Washington State.

Around 1750 hours, the fire behavior had increased to torching and running. burning about 20-25 acres.

Level 3 evacuations were in effect for those around the Moore Road and 231.

At 1809 hours, a heavy air tanker was inbound.

#Fisher231Fire  #WAwildfires2018

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WA STATE FIRE | HARSTINE FIRE | NEWLY REPORTED

WASHINGTON STATE

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 1 , 2018 – 1445 HOURS PDT – A wildfire was reported on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, with two helicopters en route to the fire line at 1852 hours PDT.

The fire has burned approximately 19 acres and crews have successfully reached a 60% containment status.

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SHEEP CREEK FIRE | UPDATE | WASHINGTON STATE

SHEEP CREEK FIRE | SHEEP CREEK NEAR NORTHPORT, WASHINGTON STATE

UPDATE 3 – AUGUST 9, 2018 – 1900 HOURS

Fire behavior is moderate with flanking, backing and smoldering as it continues to burn through private lands through areas of mixed conifer with heavy logging slash and standing dead timber.   The fire originally started on July 30th, around 1307 hours PDT.

WA National Guard field breifing

Courtesy: Inciweb

Crews have established primary and contingency hand lines with burnout operations in effect for Flagstaff and Sheep Creek Roads.

WA National Guard troops are stepping and assisting local, State, Federal and County firefighters by engaging the wildfire and helping with containment support.

The IC for this fire are jointly by Andrew Stenbeck and Jim Corvinot on the NE WA IMT Team 3.

There has been 458 acres scorched but crews have reached a 45% containment status.

UPDATE 2 – JULY 31, 2018 – 1430 HOURS 

There are no updates pertaining to the size and containment status this afternoon but we are still waiting for additional updates.

The road that enters into the Sheep Creek Campground has been temporarily closed, says the Little Pend Oreille Forest who manages the  recreational area.

UPDATE 1 – JULY 31 2018 – 0610 HOURS

A wind-driven wildfire is burning north of Northport (Stevens County) is said to be burning about a .5 mile to the north was estimated on Monday, July 30th to be around 100 acres.

Resources deployed included 3 DNR planes, 2 helicopters and an unknown number of engines.

Fire behavior was reported as being very active with a high rate of spread due to high winds in the area.  Air resources were grounded for the remainder of the night while ground crews worked on night operations.

More updates are due to be uploaded as more information is received.

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NEWLY REPORTED | SHEEP CREEK FIRE| WASHINGTON STATE

NORTHPORT, WASHINGTON

UPDATE 1 – JULY 31 2018 – 0610 HOURS

A wind-driven wildfire is burning north of Northport (Stevens County) is said to be burning about a .5 mile to the north was estimated on Monday, July 30th to be around 100 acres.

Resources deployed included 3 DNR planes, 2 helicopters and an unknown number of engines.

Fire behavior was reported as being very active with a high rate of spread due to high winds in the area.  Air resources were grounded for the remainder of the night while ground crews worked on night operations.

More updates are due to be uploaded as more information is received.

Thank you for reading our post!

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NEWLY REPORTED | CUTTHROAT FIRE | WASHINGTON

MAZAMA, WASHINGTON

UPDATE 1 – JULY 31 2018 – 0600 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire named the CUTTHROAT FIRE is burning about 13 miles west of Mazama, in the Methow Ranger District which was detected on July 29, 2018 and reported at that time as a 125-acre.

Resources deployed on Sunday, July 29th at that time were a 20-person crew, smoke jumpers and a helicopter dropping water as well as water tanker dropping retardant over the fire line.Area Closure Map for Cutthroat Fire on July 30, 2018.

During that time, 6 trails were closed including the Pacific Crest Trail at Rainy Pass due to the wildfire.

Current Fire Status

Fire has burned 25 acres which is located in heavy timber and inaccessible area of the Methow Valley Ranger District.

The fire was started by lightning which roared over the dry lands this past weekend ignited this fire and 21 other fires. Most have been kept small and are out or holding to less than .5 acre.

Closures

Closures in the area including the following locations due to the wildfire burning in the area:

  • Cutthroat Lake Trail #483 and trailhead
  • PCT #2000 from Rainy Pass to the Jct of West Fork Methow Trail #480
  • Blue Lake Trail #314
  • Rainy Lake Trail #310
  • Maple Pass Trail #310
  • Maple Pass Trail
  • Bridge Creek Trailhead; where the PCT crosses Hwy 20
  • Lone Fir Campground
  • Washington Pass Overlook
  • Road #400 to Cutthroat Lake Trailhead

Hwy 20 remains open.

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#CutthroatFire #WAwildfires2018

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