#CanyonCreekFire | Washington | 4

NEAR CARLTON, WASHINGTON

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire is burning about 2 miles North of Carlton, Washington that began on July 15, 2017, that prompted many fire resources to be dispatched would quickly become a larger fire.

RESOURCES

185 personnel.  11 crews.  53 engines.  3 helicopters.  State Mobe approved. IC:  Washington DNR – NE Region.

FIRE FUELS

Timber, brush and tall grass.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Moderate fire behavior.  1,192 acres with a 10% containment status.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

2 structures have been lost.  Fire suppression and containment costs to date have reached up to $204,000. (readjusted figure)

A smokey haze sat in the lower part of Methow Valley which is from a wildfire in nearby along the U.S. – Canadian border. (Fire is in Canada)

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Photo Credit: Okanogan Fire District #6

 

 

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#CanyonCreekFire | Washington | 4

NEAR CARLTON, WASHINGTON

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INCIDENT SUMMARY

On  Saturday, July 15, 2017, a fire was reported 1 mile North of Carlton near Mile Post (MP) 23.75 on the East side of roadway.

The fire then would  cross over SR 153 and the Methow River near Ross Road with it burning North to just past Taylor Road near MP 26 and to the East.

COMMAND

Washington DNR – NE Region.

RESOURCES

107 personnel.  3 crews. 17 engines. 3 helicopters. State mobilization units of 4 strike teams and an a Type 3 IMT unit.

FIRE FUELS

Timber, brush and tall grass.

FIRE BEHAVIOR

Active fire behavior with spotting. 1000 acres. 0% containment.

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Dropping water over the Canyon Creek Fire. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 evacuations from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek.

Level 2 evacuations  from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek.

Fire personnel will re-evaluate on 7-16-2017.

SHELTERS

2 Red Cross Shelters are in operation:  Twisp Community Center and Brewster High School.

 

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Fire crews working the line. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

PUD turned off electric power from Twisp to Libby Creek due to burning power poles and downed lines. Power was isolated and restored to most users. The burnt poles are planned to be replaced in daylight hours 7-16-2017.

WEATHER FORECAST

The current weather report is a forecast of cooler temps on Monday, July 17, 2017,  with winds out of the North and NW 6 to 11 mph.

COST-TO-DATE

$1,000,000.

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/16/2017 @ 1740 Hours PDT

#CanyonCreekFire | Washington | Newly Reported!

NEAR CARLTON, WASHINGTON

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A Rotor with a bambi bucket flies over the Canyon Creek Fire. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On  Saturday, July 15, 2017, a fire was reported 1 mile North of Carlton near Mile Post (MP) 23.75 on the East side of roadway.

The fire then would  cross over SR 153 and the Methow River near Ross Road with it burning North to just past Taylor Road near MP 26 and to the East.

COMMAND

Washington DNR – NE Region.

RESOURCES

107 personnel.  3 crews. 17 engines. 3 helicopters. State mobilization units of 4 strike teams and an a Type 3 IMT unit.

FIRE FUELS

Timber, brush and tall grass.

FIRE BEHAVIOR

Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting. 1000 acres. 0% containment.

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Dropping water over the Canyon Creek Fire. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 evacuations from Carlton to Benson Creek and Carlton up Texas Creek.

Level 2 evacuations  from Benson Creek to Lower Beaver Creek.

Fire personnel will re-evaluate on 7-16-2017.

SHELTERS

2 Red Cross Shelters are in operation:  Twisp Community Center and Brewster High School.

FIRE TIMELINE

(Note:  We are still filling in the blanks)

Saturday, 7/15/2017

1218 hours – Fire reported near Carlton.

1930 hours – State Mob was approved.

2100 hours – Fire was estimated to be 1000 acres, with 1 abandoned house destroyed.

2200 hours – an in-brief meeting was held at the Liberty Bell School for SE WA Team 1 in which will be assuming command on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 0600 hours.

Sunday, 7/16/2017

0600 hours – IMT assumed command.

CLOSURES

SR 153 remains closed (Local Traffic Only) at Lower Beaver Creek and the intersection of the Twisp/Carlton Road just South of Carlton.

Closed due to fire personnel and equipment on the roadway along with tree snags next to the road. Snags planned on being cleared in the morning. WSDOT manning closure.

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Fire crews working the line. (Photo Credit: Methow Valley News)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

PUD turned off electric power from Twisp to Libby Creek due to burning power poles and downed lines. Power was isolated and restored to most users. The burnt poles are planned to be replaced in daylight hours 7-16-2017.

WEATHER FORECAST

The current weather report is a forecast of cooler temps on Monday, July 17, 2017,  with winds out of the North and NW 6 to 11 mph.

COST-TO-DATE

$1,000,000.

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#CanyonCreekFire #WAwildfire2017 #WAwildfire #OkanoganCountyFire

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#CanyonCreekFire | Washington State | New!

OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary | Wildland fire fighters were dispatched at 1228 hours to a fire located near Carlton (Okanogan County), Washington State.

Size | 15 acres.

Resources | WA DNR has sent 10 engines and unknown number of hand crews and helicopters.

Fire Weather | Current weather as of 1335 Hours: 93*F temps with 15% RH and dewpoint of 39*F.  Winds are 7 mph.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 1340 Hours PDT

#CanyonCreekFire | Washington State | 1

TERRACE HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON STATE

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Photo Credit: Yakima Valley OEM

Incident Summary | A 4-Alarm brush fire broke out around 2353 hours on Friday, July 7, 2017, as a wildfire ripped through a neighborhood on Karin Road in Terrace Heights in  near a major power line on Powerline Road.  It was quickly spreading and had spread its destruction all over the area the Terrace Heights communities.

Cause | Unknown at this time and under investigation.

Current Conditions | The fire is still burning which has destroyed 600 acres.  Containment of 50% has been reached.  Fire crews are implementing burnout operations to burn off some unburned fuels and connect to the main portion of the wildfire.

Resources | Resources are pouring in from Yakima City FD, with requests from Lower and Upper Yakima Fire Districts, as well as Fire Mobe request.

Incident Cooperators | Yakima City and County FD, Sheriff Office, OEM, Selah FD and the American Red Cross.

Evacuations | Terrace Heights located at  57th and Sycamore.

Shelter  | It will be opening at 0230 hours.The Red Cross will open a shelter at the MLK Elementary School at 2000 South 16th Street, Union Gap, Washington. UPDATE | the shelter was subsequently closed at 0330 on Saturday morning.

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ABOUT TERRACE HEIGHTS

Location of Terrace Heights, Washington

Terrace Heights is a suburb of Yakima, Washington with a landmass of 7.9 square miles and 0.3 miles of water for a total area of 8.2 square miles. According to a recent census, there were 6,937 residents in the Yakima County area.

The second map (L of this paragraph) shows where Terrace Heights is located inside Yakima County. (Credit:  Wikipedia)

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