WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | Update 3

Update 3- July 7, 2020 – Tuesday

PM Update

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in an area in unpopulated mountains.

Approximately 186 total personnel including 6 crews, 13 engines and no helicopters are assigned at the moment.

Photo Credit | WA Fire Marshal

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There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

Currently, there has been 5,760 acres burned and firefighters have a 10% containment status. This was lowered due to high winds that picked up in the area..

Roadways SR 24 from Road 24 SW to Hendricks Road were closed but reopened this morning at 0145 hours PT.

Photo Credit |  WSP Trooper John Bryant

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This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 1930 PT

 

WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | Update 2

Update 2 – July 7, 2020 – Tuesday

AM Update

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in unpopulated mountains and is being battled by air resources.

Approximately 186 total personnel including 6 crews, 13 engines and no helicopters are assigned at the moment.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

The fire has destroyed 4,000 acres and there has been a successful 40% containment status gained.

The fire suppression and containment costs for this incident have reached $300,000 costs-to-date.

This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/7/2020 0645 PT

 

New! WA Wildfire | Saddle Mountain 2020 Fire | 1

Update 1 – July 6, 2020 – Monday

A wildfire is burning in the Saddle Mountains, on Road E just east of Mattawa in Grant County, Washington State.  The fire is burning in unpopulated mountains and is being battled by air resources.

There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR in effect.  No drones should be in the fire zone. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA.

Map Credit | Grant County Sheriff’s Office

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Fire units and equipments were dispatched today at  1311 PT which include:  BATT-32 CHIEF-601 CREW-22 CREW-52 DIV-601 E-4304 E-4401 E-4409 E-561 E-6696 E-841 E-842 E-863 PATROL-604 SE-JONES S SE-POLLACK SE-SEWELL SE-TSUBOTA.  Units represent  Grant County Fire Districts 5 (sent 3 tenders and Dozer5) and 8, Royal Slope, Hanford and Franklin County Fire Departments.

The SE WA Type 3 IMT assumed command at 1900 hours PT.

Additional Fire resources assigned:  Grant County Sheriff Office.  SE WA Type 3 IMT Team 2(Fire Managers), WA EMD, WA Fire Marshal.

A resource order was dispatched through the Puget Sound Interagency Communications Center at 1530 PT to respond to Highway 24 at milemarker 62.

The fire has scorched 4,000 acres of grass and brush with a rapid rate of spread.  The containment status is unknown at the time of this post. Acreage per WA DNR’s CAD system.

Photo Credit | Vicki Holt

This wildfire is being called the SADDLEMTNFIRE2020. #SaddleMountainFire2020 #SaddleMtnFire2020

This fire name has been used many times over.  Fire history using this name include:

4/28/2020 | #SaddleMontainFire | Phoenix, Arizona.  3-4 acres. Forward progress has been stopped, mop-up operations in progress. – BLM AZ Fire

7/24/2019 | #SaddleMountainFire | 34 miles ENE of Yakima, near Mattawa, Washington. 350 acres. – Wildfire Bot

9/4/2018-9/7/2018  | #SaddleMountainFire | Grays Harbor County, WA. 67 acres. Helicopters and crews on-scene. The fire was quickly lined and fully contained on 9/7/2018.. – WA DNR

Photo Credit  | WA DNR

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8/02/2018 | #SaddleMountainFire | SE of Othello, Washington State.  5 engines, 1 helicopter are dispatched. Fire at 1,000 acres. – WA DNR

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/6/2020 2330 PT

JULY 4 2020 | WASHINGTON WILDFIRE ACTIVITY

Today has been a very busy day for wildland firefighters across the Nation on this Independence Day.  It is also one day in a year where it is different that years  COVID19, a virus in a pandemic has many people cooped up and a lot of folks say they will be celebrating like they always have.

In Washington State, it is dry and there have been some very hot days but not compared to years past.  Please refer to your local fire department/agency’s bans or limited restrictions on fireworks.

Here is a list of wildfires that have occurred in the State of Washington today.  This is up to the date of this post.  NOTE:  It is not dark yet but soon-to-be. We will report on the wildfires from tonight’s activities.  We hope there won’t be but we know people are this time of year.

Wishing everyone a safe and sane rest of your 4th of July!

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COLEMAN CREEK FIRE.  Wildfire. Coleman Creek Road. Kittitas County. 0.1 acre. Logs. Dispatched 1351 PT. Contained/controlled 1700 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

DENNIS ROAD FIRE.  Wildfire.   Webber Canyon. Benton County. 58 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1532 PT. Contained 1710 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

FLAGG MOUNTAIN FIRE.  Wildfire. Goat Creek. Okanogan County. 0.1 acre. Log, Duff. Dispatched 1647 PT. Contained 1856 PT. Central Washington Comm Center.

INDEPENDENCE FIRE. Wildfire. unknown location. Douglas, grass and brush. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 1730 PT. Contained/controlled 1830 PT. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

LOG JAM FIRE.  Wildfire. Tumwater. Thurston County. 0.1 acre. Logs. E8201, Duvall (IC) on-scene. Dispatched 1849 PT.  South Puget Sound Dispatch Center. Open call.

LOMBARD FIRE.  Wildfire. 300 block of  E Lombard Road North, Mason County. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1532 PT. In Patrol status. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

LOYD ROAD FIRE.  Smoke Check.  Loyd Road.  0.3 acres. E-4103 and E4104 dispatched at 2000 PT. Open call. Central Washington Comm Center.

MCALLISTER FIRE.  Wildfire. 1700 block of McAllister Court SE. Thurston County. 0.1 cre. E8207 dispatched. Edwards (IC). Dispatched 1920 PT. Resources en route. Open call. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

NORTH BRIAN FIRE.  Smoke Check. North Brian. Spokane County. AR63 and AR7409 are en route. Dispatched 1945 PT.  Open call. NEC Dispatch Center.

PICKENS FIRE.  Wildfire. Oberg Lake. Okanogan County. 4.5 acres. Grass and brush. HI27 (IC), HI7104 and HI7105. Dispatched 1512 PT. Resources on-scene 1538 PT. Open call. NEC Dispatch Center.

ROCK SPRINGS FIRE.  Wildfire. Yakima Training Center. Kittitas County. 100 acres. Grass and Brush. Dispatched 1229 PT. Contained 1755 PT. Controlled 1807 PT. Central WA Dispatch Center.

SILICA FIRE. Wildfire. Frenchman Coulee. Grant County. 15.5 acres. Grass and Brush. Dispatched 0045 PT. Crew-33 and E6696 still showing on-scene. Open incident. Central WA Dispatch Center.

TOWER FIRE. Wildfire.  Riverside. Okanogan County. 4.14 acres. Grass and brush. SO27 (IC) Dispatched 0038 PT. Contained 0400 PT. Controlled 0751 PT. NEC Dispatch Center.

HASHTAGS.  #WAwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2045 PT

JUNE 28, 2020 | HIAWATHA 2 FIRE | WA

Grant County, Washington

A wildfire broke out near the Hiawatha Lake, just west of Moses Lake.  The local Fire Department, Grant County Fire District #5, BLM and DNR were dispatched and responded to the area to assist with fire suppression efforts and holding the fire to half-of-an-acre.

Fire fuels included:  grass and brush.

Video Credit | Grant County Fire District #5

At the time of this post, BLM was on-scene with an investigator while crews were mopping up the area.  A preliminary cause is unknown at this time.

Dispatched:  0423 PT.  Controlled/Contained/Out:  1500 PT.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1840 PT

NEW! | WA WILDFIRE | FIRE SPRINGS FIRE

FIRE SPRINGS FIRE | JUNE 23, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  WA DNR resources HI 27 HI 60 HI 7102 (IC) are on-scene at 1514 hours PT of a wildfire located in Box Springs.

They were dispatched via the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center today at 1441 hours PT.

CURRENT STATUS.  Call is still showing as an open CAD call.

There has been 0.17 acres scorched.  Containment status is unknown at the time of this published post.

CAUSE. Unknown at this time.

INJURIES. None reported.

HASHTAGS. #FireSprings #WAwildfires #FireSeason2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog  – 2040 PT

NW WILDFIRES | ACTIVITY LOG | AS OF MAY 31 2020

FIRE SUMMARY

Extreme weather passed through Western into Eastern Washington State.  It is unknown if some of these wildfires were caused by natural causes or not.  Oregon appears to be have been hit more harder with fires this weekend.

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTRAL WA INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

ALUMINUM FIRE:  White Bluffs Wasteway. Grant County. 5/30/2020. IC: Henry. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush. Dispatched 0950 PT. Contained/Controlled 1015 PT.

CAT FIRE:  Barnsley Lake. Okanogan County. IC: Stanforth. 0.1 acre. Grass, timber and duff. Dispatched 1550 PT. Contained 1658 PT.

FIRE FACT

“53% of WA Wildfires have been due to debris burning.”- WA State DNR

MARSH UNIT 3 FIRE:  McManamon Rd. Adams County. IC: Minehart @ 1100 PT. Resources: AHTANUM BATT-602, CREW-15, CREW-6201, DIV-802, E-842. 175 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1322 PT. No current status.

PATTERSON FERRY FIRE:  Patterson Junction.  Morrow County, Oregon. (Mutual Aid?) 5/29/2020. IC: Basye.1.2 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 0630 PT. Contained 0830 PT.

ROCK BLUFF FIRE: Black Lake. Adams County. 5/30/2020. IC: Basye. Resources: E-863 and Fuels-803. 26.4 acres. Grass and brush. Dispatched 1334 PT. Unknown current status.

FIRE FACT

“282 Wildfires have occurred in 2020 so far.” – WA DNR

SCOTTENEY FIRE: Scooteney Dam. Franklin County. 5/30/2020. 0.41 acre. Grass and brush. IC: Mathews. E6696 dispatched at 0805 PT. Contained 1330 PT. Controlled 2000 PT.

NE WA INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

BARKER FIRE:  Barker Mountain. Okanogan County. 5/31/2020. IC/Resource on-scene: HI7104.  0.1 acre. Fire fuels:  Grass, brush and light timber. Dispached 0800 PT. Contained 0930 PT. Controlled 1000 PT. Resources- still on-scene.

COYOTE FIRE:  Long Lake. Spokane County. 5/31/2020. IC: AR63. Unknown acreage or fire fuels. Dispatched 0530 PT. In Patrol Status.

HOUK FIRE:  Houk Road, Spokane County. 5/29/2020.  PT. IC AR62. 0.01 acre of Logs and duff. Dispatched 0837. Contained and Controlled 0930.

“Wildfire Season in WA is expected to be long and difficult.” – Cisco Morris

LACY LANE FIRE:  Loon Lake. Stevens County. 5/29/2020. IC: AR28. 0.01 acre of Slash and logs. Dispatched 0943 PT. Contained 1030 PT. Controlled 1130 PT.

PETERSON FIRE: Peterson Road. Stevens County. 5/29/2020. IC: NC7303 with NC25 on-scene. 0.8 ac of unknown fire fuels. Dispatched 1529 PT. Unknown Status.

YALE PILE FIRE:  Yale Road. Spokane County. 5/30/2020. IC: AR62. 0.1 acre of slash and duff. Dispatched 1418 PT. Contained 1500 PT. Controlled 1520 PT.

FIRE FACT

“Wildfire firefighting suppression costs are about $153M annually.”

– WA DNR Hilary Franz

RESOURCES:

Burn restrictions website:  burnportal.dnr.wa.gov

Air Quality:  fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/

Emergency Preparedness for Wildfires:  fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/

OREGON

BLUE MTN INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

189 FIRE:  Unknown location. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1641 PT. Grass, and timber. Open incident.

MOODY FIRE:  Unknown location. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1645 PT. contained 5/30/2020 2008 PT.  Private land.

 BURNS INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

ASPEN SPRINGS FIRE:  Hot Flat. 0.1 acre. Grass and brush. IC Tano. E-28 dispatched 1459 PT. Contained 5/29/2020 1826 PT. Controlled 5/29/2020 2045 PT. Out: 5/31/2020 1130.

FIRE FACT

“Wildfire Season officially starts Monday, June 1st in Central Oregon.” – Media

CALAMITY CREEK FIRE:  1710 Road. 0.25 acre. Grass and slash. IC: Vaughan at 1646 PT. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1233 PT. Contained 5/29/2020 1911 PT. Controlled 5/30/2020 1322 PT.

SLICK FIRE:  West Cap Mountain. 0.1 acre.Grass and brush.  IC M Riess. Dispatched 5/29/2020. 1049 PT. Contained 1706 PT. Controlled 1904 PT.

TWO CHAINS FIRE :  West Snow Mountain.  0.1 acre. Timber and grass. IC:  Palmer. Dispatched 5/29/2020. 1118 PT. Contained 1725 PT. Controlled 1909 PT.

CENTRAL OREGON INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

0162 RS FIRE: Glass Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 0621 PT. Contained 1518 PT.

“Washington and Oregon could be facing the worst wildfire season in the US this year.” – Insurance company

0163  CR FIRE: Schoonover Subdivision. 0.1 acre. Dispatched5/29/2020  0625 PT. No current status showing.

0164 CR FIRE:  Ringo Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020  0626 PT. Contained/controlled 1345 PT.

0166 NE FIRE:  Finley Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 0705 PT. Contriiled/Contained 1124 PT. Out  5/30/2020 1209 PT.

0168 PR FIRE:  N of 38 Road, W of Battle Creek Mtn. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1020 PT. Contained 5/30/2020 1300 PT.

0169 NE FIRE:  23rd x 25.  0.1 acre. Dispatched: 5/29/2020 1227 PT. Contained: 1538 PT. Controlled:  1529 PT.

“There’s too much at stake to take chances.  70% of wildfires are human-caused”

– OR Forestry

0170 NE FIRE:  East Butte. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/29/2020 1239 PT. Contained 1829 PT.  Controlled 1953 PT.

0173 NE FIRE:  S of Benham East.  0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1341 PT.  Contained 1526 PT. Controlled 1615 PT.

0176 CS FIRE:  Melvin Butte.  0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1514 PT.  Contained 2055 PT.

0177 OD FIRE:  Sisters. Unknown acreage. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1552 PT. Open incident.

0178 CS FIRE:  Sheep Creek/WSA. 0.3 acres. Resources: C302, C401. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1643 PT. Open incident.

0179 CS FIRE:  Whychus Creek. 0.01 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1823 PT. Contained 2055 PT.

LAKEVIEW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CTR

DOE CREEK FIRE: Exact location unknown. 111 acres.  Dispatched 5/29/2020 1257 PT. Open incident, fire being monitored. Last checked 5/31/2020.

ROGUE VALLEY INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

SILVER CREEK FIRE:  Galice Block. 0.1 acre. Dispatched 5/30/2020 1332 PT. Unk status.

RESOURCES:

Air Equality:  @OHAOregon (Twitter). Website:  bit.ly/2XDAyEi

Photo Credit  Oregon DEQ

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/31/2020 1250 PT

 

 

 

NW Wildfire Activity Log | May 15, 2020 | Friday

Here is a recap of both Washington and Oregon wildfire activity for the beginning of this week, from May 15, 2020.

WASHINGTON STATE

NE WA INTERAGENCY CENTER

Talkire Road.  Smoke Check. Talkire Lake Road. Dispatched 1531. Resources  on-scene include:  HI26, HI27, HI7105.

Moore Fire.    Moore Road.   Spokane County. Dispatched at 1340 hours. Slash, logs, duff. 0.01 acre.  Contained 1415 PT. Contained 1445 PT.  In patrol status.

PACIFIC CASCADE REGION

Skamania.  Skamania. Dispatched 1614 PT.  E2205 dispatched.  Open Incident. 

SOUTH PUGET SOUND DISPATCH

Brooks Fire.  Orting. Pierce County.  Dispatched 1136 PT.  Brush, timber. Contained 1250 PT. Controlled 1330 PT.  0.1 acre.  In patrol status.

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OREGON

BLUE MOUNTAIN INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

UMF-159 Fire.  3 miles south of Dale. Dispatched 1713 PT.  Unstaffed fire.  Open incident.

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/15/2020 5/15/2020

NW Wildfire Activity Log | May 14, 2020 | Thursday

Here is a recap of both Washington and Oregon wildfire activity for the beginning of this week, from May 14, 2020.

WASHINGTON STATE

CENTRAL WA INTERAGENCY CENTER

Rocky Flat Fire.  Old Hwy 8, Klickitat County. 0.1 ac. Grass. Dispatched at 0824 PT.  Contained/controlled/out 1120 PT.

NE WA INTERAGENCY CENTER

Coeur D’ Alene Fire.    Coeur D’Alene Road. Dispatched at 1510 hours. Resources on-scene at 1520 PT.  Open Incident.

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OREGON

CENTRAL OR INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

0134 CS Fire:   Cline Buttes.  Dispatched 5/13/2020 1100 PT.  0.1 ac.  Open Incident.  

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/14/2020 – 1740 PT

NW Wildfire Activity Log | May 13, 2020 | Wednesday

Here is a recap of both Washington and Oregon wildfire activity for the beginning of this week, from May 11 – 13, 2020.

WASHINGTON STATE

NE WA INTERAGENCY COMM CTR

Medical Lakes Four Lakes Fire:  Four Lakes Road, Medical Lakes in Spokane County. 5/13/2020. Dispatched 1247 PT.   0.25 acres. Grass, brush, reproduction and light timber. IC 7411. In patrol.

Pine Hill Fire :  Pine Ridge Way, Stevens County .  5/12/2020. Dispatched 1900 PT.  Controlled/contained 2001 PT.  0.1 acres. Slash, grass and brush. AR 63 (IC).

“Camping isn’t yet permitted, but we’re already responding to escaped campfires. These illegal fires take time and resources from our firefighters. Please obey the rules and remember: If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.”  – WA DNR

Riverside Fire:  Riverside Memorial Park. Spokane County.  5/12/2020. Dispatched 1329 PT.  0.03 acre. Grass, brush, reproduction and heavy timber.  7404 (IC). Contained 1440 PT. Controlled 1600 PT.

Furzee Fire:  Furzee Road, Stevens County.  5/11/2020. Dispatched 1109 PT.  Contained 5/11 1130 PT.  0.01 ac.  Garbage.  Controlled 1140 PT.  Out 5/13 1052 PT.

Dishman Knob Fire:  Dishman Hills natural area. Spokane County.  Dispatched 0805 PT.  5/11/2020.  0.01 acre.  Logs, duff.  AR 62 (IC). Contained/controlled 0915 PT.

COLVILLE AGENCY MT TOLMAN  DISPATCH CENTER 

Omak River Campfire:  Omak River. Dispatched 5/11/2020 1239 PT.  0.1 acre. Contained/controlled/out 1515 PT.

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OREGON

BURNS INTERAGENCY

Office Fire:  Dispatched 5/11/2020 1200 PT.  0.1 acres. Grass, brush. Under control 1412 PT.  Contained 1511 PT.

Photo Credit | OR DEQ (State of Oregon)

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CENTRAL OR INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

0133 CR Fire:  Crescent.  Dispatched 5/13/2020 1602 PT. 0.1 ac.  Open Incident. 

0132 NE Fire:  Moffitt Rd x FS 23.  Dispatched 5/13/2020 1330 PT.  0.1 acre.  Contained/controlled at 1605 PT.

0131 CR Fire:  Masten Rd.  Dispatched 5/13/2020  1253 PT.  0.1 acre.  Contained/control 1454 PT.

0130 CS Fire:  Suttle Lake.  Dispatched 5/13/2020 1203 PT.  0.1 ac.  Open Incident.  

“Lightning is one source, but leading causes are human-made: debris burning, power equipment & escaped campfires.”  – OR DEQ

0128 NE Fire:  Lava Butte.  Dispatched  5/11/2020 1617 PT.  Controlled/contained/out 1929 PT.

0126 NW Fire:  Wanoga.  Dispatched 5/11/2020 0808 PT.  .25 acre.  Contained 5/11/2020 1823 PT.  Controlled 5/13/2020 0955 PT.

Bramlet Wildfire:  Smith Mountain Road area, 5 mi northwest of Wallowa.  Dispatched 5/11/2020 2127 PT.   Lightning caused.   ODF State resources, responded 5/11/2020.  Contained/controlled 2216 PT.  0.1 acre.

LAKEVIEW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

Stevenson Fire:  T39S R10E Sec12 NWNW.  Dispatched 5/12/2020 1210 PT.  0.1 acre. Contained/controlled 1623 PT.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Posted 5/13/2020 – 2030 PT