The Wildfire Log | Wenatchee Brush Fires | WA | 1

WENATCHEE, Wa. | Firefighters were deployed to various parts of Benton and Franklin Counties for multiple brush fires burning at the same time, with reports of up to five different incidents.

Some of the fires were located on Case Road, County Road 12, Roth Rock and in Prosser, Washington.

Fire crews were starting to get a handle on the wildfires. Due to multiple TAC channels owned/managed by the Lower Columbia Fire Department, we were unable to capture all of the locations and assets information.

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We will update as more information comes to light.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/28/2019 @ 2120 PDT

Washington Wildfire | Easterday Fire | 2

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Benton County Fire District #1 fire crews responded to a brush fire near Easterday Farms, just south of Kennewick in Nine Canyon Road on Friday, June 22nd around 1007 hours.

Photo Credit | WA State Fire Marshal

Containment became a factor when the eastern Washington winds and dried out fire fuels mixed with the wildfire were picked up spreading to the east end.  This prompted an immediate for more resources to respond on to the fire line.

Here is a timeline of the wildfire as it unfolded throughout the incident:

JUNE 22, 2018 – FRIDAY

1007 hours | Benton County Fire District #1 firefighters respond and battle a brush fire that was at 25 hours but with the winds, it would spread.  2 Strike teams are ordered.

1009 hours | Fire is burning along Nine Canyon Road.

1044 hours | The fire has increased rapidly and is now at 200 acres with a 20% containment status.  It is located in the Switzler Canyon which cannot be directly accessed due to poor terrain for ground fire crews.  A dozer line is put in. No structures are threatened and there are no injuries reported.   Local mutual aid units Benton County Fire Districts #2, #4 and Franklin 3, KFD, PFD and RFD join forces to fight this stubborn wildfire.

1330 hours | Fire crews are beginning to get a handle on the fire with a new containment status of 30%.  The fire is almost completely surrounded by a dozer line in prepping crews to start conducting burnout operations. After all that is complete, Fire Officials estimate the fire should be at 350 acres. They are working against the weather clock which includes windy conditions.  No structures or agriculture are being threatened.

1601 hours | The wildfire jumped the dozer line and could not hold it to a full containment status.  More resources are ordered.

1641 hours | Resources were dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center to the fire.

1723 hours | Fire is burning 17 miles south of Kennewick near S Findley Road in Nine Canyon.

1757 hours | Washington State Fire Mobilization has been approved the Washington State Patrol (Fire Manager).  Air resources have arrived.  Several reports of minor burns and smoke inhalation injuries but none were critical for ALS or BLS transports.  Some structures were threatened temporarily but structure protection was put into place.  These are no longer under threat.

2257 hours | Forward rate of spread has been stopped and in mop up operations. Fire Officials estimate the size of the fire to 1,000 acres.  7 engines will remain on the fire line tonight with an additional Strike Team arriving on Saturday, June 23, 2018 for day fire operations.

JUNE 23, 2018 – SATURDAY

0930 hours | 95% containment.  Night crew did an overall great job. More accurate mapping puts the total acreage destroyed at 700 acres. Strike team of engines mopping up during the day and objective is to have complete containment by 1600 hours.

1751 hours | 100% containment achieved.  All engines in the process of being released. More accurate mapping completed putting the final total at 1,299 acres.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1900 hours PDT

Washington Wildfire | Easterday Fire | 1

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Benton County Fire District #1 fire crews responded to a brush fire near Easterday Farms, just south of Nine Canyon Road on Friday, June 22nd around 1007 hours.

Containment became a factor when the eastern Washington winds and dried out fire fuels mixed with the wildfire were picked up spreading to the east end.  This prompted an immediate for more resources to respond on to the fire line.

Here is a timeline of the wildfire as it unfolded throughout the incident:

JUNE 22, 2018 – FRIDAY

1007 hours | Benton County Fire District #1 firefighters respond and battle a brush fire that was at 25 hours but with the winds, it would spread.  2 Strike teams are ordered.

1009 hours | Fire is burning along Nine Canyon Road.

1044 hours | The fire has increased rapidly and is now at 200 acres with a 20% containment status.  It is located in the Switzler Canyon which cannot be directly accessed due to poor terrain for ground fire crews.  A dozer line is put in. No structures are threatened and there are no injuries reported.   Local mutual aid units Benton County Fire Districts #2, #4 and Franklin 3, KFD, PFD and RFD join forces to fight this stubborn wildfire.

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Photo Credit | Benton County Fire District #1

1330 hours | Fire crews are beginning to get a handle on the fire with a new containment status of 30%.  The fire is almost completely surrounded by a dozer line in prepping crews to start conducting burnout operations. After all that is complete, Fire Officials estimate the fire should be at 350 acres. They are working against the weather clock which includes windy conditions.  No structures or agriculture are being threatened.

1601 hours | The wildfire jumped the dozer line and could not hold it to a full containment status.  More resources are ordered.

1641 hours | Resources were dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center to the fire.

1723 hours | Fire is burning 17 miles south of Kennewick near S Findley Road in Nine Canyon.

1757 hours | Washington State Fire Mobilization has been approved the Washington State Patrol (Fire Manager).  Air resources have arrived.  Several reports of minor burns and smoke inhalation injuries but none were critical for ALS or BLS transports.  Some structures were threatened temporarily but structure protection was put into place.  These are no longer under threat.

2257 hours | Forward rate of spread has been stopped and in mop up operations. Fire Officials estimate the size of the fire to 1,000 acres.  7 engines will remain on the fire line tonight with an additional Strike Team arriving on Saturday, June 23, 2018 for day fire operations.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2230 hours PDT

UPDATE | State Patrol Fire | Near Kennewick Washington

Incident Summary

At approximately 1045 hours this morning,  a brush fire broke out in Benton County, Washington.

Location

The fire is said to be South of Kennewick in the affected area of US 395 and the Canyon Lake Development.

Credit: Benton County Fire District 1 PIO Devin Helland

It is also located behind one of  Washington State Patrol’s Offices at 143302 East Law Lane in Kennewick.

Fire Status

As of 1245 hours. Fire crews were in mop-up operations and working on hot spots in the black.  Will be on-scene for a few more hours.

Fire Command is calling this incident, “The State Patrol Fire”.

The size of the fire has reached 1,000 acres with a 100% containment status.

Resources

The following Agencies assigned to this incident are:

  • Kennewick FD
  • Kennewick PD
  • Pasco Fire
  • Benton Co. Fire District 1
  • Benton Co. Fire District 2
  • Franklin Co. 3
  • Washington State Patrol

Hashtags

#BentonCoFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE  #KennewickWAFire  #StatePatrolFire

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NEW! Unnamed Vegetation Fire | Near Kennewick Washinton

Incident Summary

At approximately 1045 hours this morning,  a vegetation fire or as it may be caused as a natural cover fire broke out in Benton County, Washington.

Location

The fire is said to be South of Kennewick in the affected area of US 395 and the Canyon Lake Development.

Credit: Benton County Fire District 1 PIO Devin Helland

We also heard that the fire is burning behind one of Washington State Patrol’s Offices but we have not received confirmation of that.  According to the Department’s website, this detachment is located at 143302 East Law Lane in Kennewick.

Fire Status

The wind-driven fire is said to be currently at 600-800 acres.  The head of the fire has been stopped but fire crews are actively fighting fire in other parts of the fire.  Dozers are on-scene and working on the flanks.

There is no containment status known at this time.

Resources

According to sources, the following Agencies are on-scene:

  • Kennewick FD
  • Kennewick PD
  • Pasco Fire
  • Benton Co. Fire District 1
  • Benton Co. Fire District 2
  • Franklin Co. 3
  • Washington State Patrol

Hashtags

#BentonCoFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE  #KennewickWAFire

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