#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

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

#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

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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