WA | Greens Canyon Fire | 2

SIT REP 2 — JUNE 6, 2021 2045 PT

Just after 1400 hours on Sunday, June 6, 2021, several individuals enjoying the afternoon were target practicing and sparked a wildfire.

Attempting to contain the fire themselves and failing to do so, they called 911 to report the incident.

Douglas County Fire District 4 – Orondo Fire Department resources and assets were dispatched immediately to the area off of Greens Canyon Road and about four miles south of the Beebe Bridge in Orondo, Washington.

Upon arrival, they reported a one-acre fire with very active behavior with uphill runs up steep hillsides of the Columbia River.

A 2nd alarm was requested through Rivercom Dispatch Center, prompting a response of 18 apparatus and 56 firefighters to the fire line. Mutual aid represented nearby fire agencies from Douglas, Chelan and Okanogan Counties and included WA DNR (State) and BLM (Federal) resources.

Firefighters were challenged by steep terrain, dry grassy conditions and strong winds. Due to the difficult access point for a hose lay, crews were forced to use hand tools for direct fire attack. Some rainfall help crews contain this fire quickly.

With dried out fuels and strong winds, this fire could have easily spread across the hillsides very quickly but crews were able to egress immediately from time of dispatch until it was put out.

Fire is out and was last listed as six acres.

No injuries to civilians or to firefighters was reported.

No reports of structures being threatened, damaged or destroyed.

The cost-to-date of fire suppression and containment costs are unknown at the time of this post.

Photo Credit — DCFD4 – Orondo FD

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WA | Greens Canyon Fire | 1

SIT REP 1 — JUNE 6, 2021 — 1600 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY — Wildfire. burning on Canyon Road in Douglas County, Washington south of Chelan on the Douglas County side, ignited on Sunday afternoon, June 6, 2021.

Fire assets and resources WA DNR CHELAN25, CHELAN61 (C Lyle), E4106, E4107 and E6695 dispatched at 1438 hours PT through the Central Washington Communications Center.

There has been 2.5 acres of grass and brush destroyed. Appears no structures were threatened or active/non-active evacuation orders.

No word on the cause of the fire.

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WA | Road 20 Fire | 3

WASHINGTON — A small brush fire ignited on Sunday, May 30th around 1500 hours PT. The fire is named the ROAD 20 FIRE for its location on Road 20 NW in Douglas County.

CAUSE — Unknown and under investigated by the Bureau of Land Management, also known as BLM.

SIZE UP — 20 acres. Unknown containment status. (DCFD5 update 22:20)

RESOURCES — BLM, Douglas County Fire Districts 1,2, 4 and 5, Chelan County Fire District 7, WA DNR along two Rotors.

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FIRE STATUS — Some resources have been released. On Monday, May 31st, additional BLM and DCFD5 crews will be on-scene to assist with full containment and mop-up operations. No movement on the fire is expected tonight. (Per DCFD5)

WA DNR is stating the fire has been contained as of 2030 PT.

EVACUATIONS — None.

THREATENED — No structures, infrastructure or assets are under threat.

MAPPING —

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ALERTS — Douglas County has released of a new mobile app, “MyAlerts”, powered by AlertSense, the county’s new emergency alerting service. Residents and visitors can now receive life-saving emergency alerts and advanced warning of severe weather directly on their Android or Apple iOS phone or table. You can download the free MyAlerts app today from Google Play myAlerts – Apps on Google Play or the App Store ‎AlertSense My Alerts on the App Store (apple.com)

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Update 2 — 5/30/2021 2300 Hours PT

WA | Road 20 Fire | 2

DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON — A two alarm brush fire is located in the area of Road 20 NW that started on Sunday, May 30th.

CAUSE — Unknown.

RESOURCES — Chelan County 7, Douglas County Fire Districts 1, 2 & 4 and BLM and two rotors are working from the air to support ground crews.

SIZE UP — 30 acres. Unknown containment status.

Credit: DCFD5

EVACUATIONS — None at this time.

THREATS — There are no homes or structures under threat.

SOURCES — We try our best to glean from various verified sources to provide full details on fire incidents. Sometimes, we find none at the time of posting. Thanks to the first due arriving resources on this one, we were able to receive enough information to fully bring you a second update.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Update 2 — 5/30/2021 1855 PT

WA | Road 20 Fire | 1

DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE — A wildfire is burning on Road 20 NW from an unknown cause.

WA DNR resources were dispatched at 1507 hours PT to the area. These include: DVI-6101 and E-6695.

As of the time of this post, there has been 30 acres of grass and brush burned.

Incident #DGEN-156.

Dispatch Center — WA DNR – CWC.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/30/2021 1705 PT

Blazing Extreme Fire Destroys Old Automobile Business

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A large ball of fire gutted a commercial building formerly known as Kopey’s Auto or known as Waterville Auto Company listed in the 100 block of W Locust Street in  Waterville, Washington . This occurred on Thursday night, April 16, 2020 .

Video Credit by WSP Trooper Weber shows an inferno eating up everything in its path and while additional footage from various media and eyewitness accounts show the building burning down to its foundation.

It was unknown if this incident was escalated to a 2nd alarm or higher, as scanner feed was spotty at best.

Fire appeared to be fueled by the wind and whipped its ugly head in creating some of its own fiery weather conditions.  One video displays a firenado or so it appears to us.

CAUSE

The cause is unknown but earlier reports by WSP Trooper John Bryant gave an update that SR 2 was closed due to a large brush fire. Some images indicate the large  fire was only the commercial structure fire , which appeared to be near a wooded area.

We reached out to WSP Trooper John Bryant to see if that was the cause of this firel. We are waiting for a return on that question.

#Breaking: SR 2 in Waterville is blocked due to a large brush fire. WSDOT setting up detours. – WSP Trooper Bryant.

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RESOURCES

Five (5) mutual aid fire districts from the Douglas and Chelan Counties were dispatched.  Douglas County Sheriff’s Office along with the Washington State Patrol handled traffic control.  Two private ambulances from Waterviille Ambulance and Ballard Ambulance were also part of the full fire response.

BUILDING DETAILS

The building is considered as one of Waterville’s iconic and historical buildings that was part of the original City’s construction boom in 1900.  The building sits on Lots 8-12 and had a value of just shy of $65,000.00.  Its total square footage tops out at 17,424 and its service garage at 10,600 square feet.

The one-story building was made of concrete block and supported by masonry bearing walls. Its height was approximately 14 feet tall.

This property, along with a structure with multiple units and a cafe are still owned by the Kopes in Waterville.

Below is what the property looked like before the fire burned it  to the ground.

Photo Credit | Douglas Co Assessor’s Office

ABOUT CITY OF WATERVILLE, WASHINGTON

The town of Waterville was founded in 1885 and became a City in its own right in 1889 with a few hundred people listed as current residents.

In 2020, Wateverville is now home to  a popuation of 1,140 residents.

The city is the proud venue for the annual North Central Washington Fair usually held the third week of August.

Waterville is served by the Douglas County Fire District #1, an all-volunteer fire department that is said to have a station along with two private ambulances across the street from where the commercial fire took place.

The Fire District  bio online says it has three stations with a total 35 all-volunteer firefighters. No full or part-time paid firefighters are on their rosters.

We were unable to locate any type of Social Media accounts, such as Facebook or Twitter. However, it’s counterparts in District 2, 5 and others have a great presence online. We had hope to find out more about this rural fire department.

The Fire Station is located at 107 North Chelan in Waterville.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/16/2020 2355 hours PDT

#HayesRoadFire | Washington | 3

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire was reported around 1325 hours on Friday, August 4, 2017.  The fire is located between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Size Up | A statement was released by Ben Sherer, an IMT PIO in training stated, “Fire is 90% contained.  Fire crews walked fire lines. GPS mapping complete. 2,306 acres. Level 1 evacuations are still in effect.”

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Resources | Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Okanogan County Fire Departments, 2 strike teams from WA DNR, Douglas County Sheriff Office, Red Cross, Douglas County DOT, WA State DOT and WA State Patrol PIO 6.

Evaucations | Evacuations are in effect Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

Shelter | A Red Cross shelter is open for evacuees at the Bridgeport High School.

 

Fire Level | Fire level has been raised to 3.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#HayesRoadFire | Washington | 2

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire was reported around 1325 hours on Friday, August 4, 2017.  The fire is located between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington.

Large grass fire burning. PC: Douglas County Fire District #5

Single fire split into two wildfires.  One moving East and other moving South towards Hwy 172 at Rd 18 NE.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Size Up | Active fire behavior on Eastern and Southern flanks. Containment lines are being reinforced with an unknown containment status.  Fire was last reported at 500+ and growing. No word on current scorched acreage.  No known cause at the moment but is being investigated.

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Resources | Douglas, Chelan, Grant and Okanogan County Fire Departments, 2 strike teams from WA DNR, Douglas County Sheriff Office, Red Cross, Douglas County DOT, WA State DOT and WA State Patrol PIO 6.

Evaucations | Evacuations are in effect Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

Shelter | A Red Cross shelter is open for evacuees at the Bridgeport High School.

Night operations on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas County Fire District #5

Alerts | SR17 is open to single lane use with a pilot car escort about 9 miles East of Bridgeport at MP 124.5 to 126.

And remember, #NoDronesInFireZones

Fire Level | Fire level has been raised to 3.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#HayesRoadFire | Washington | New!

NEAR BRIDGEPORT (DOUGLAS COUNTY), WASHINGTON

Fire on SR 17 taken on 8/4/2017. PC: WSP PIO 6 Trooper B Moore

Incident Summary | A fast-moving brush fire turned wildfire broke out around 1325 hours this Friday afternoon between Bridgeport and Leahy in Douglas County, Washington State.

At the time of this post, the fire is now estimated to be at 500+ acres with an unknown containment status.

Fire Fuels | Grass and brush.

Command | SE WA IMT 3 Team

Fire Timeline | 1325 – Brush reported burning on both sides of SR 17.  Multi-agency response en-route.

| 1335 – SR 17 is closed at 11 miles South of Bridgeport.  Fast moving brush fire in area.

| 1450 – Level 3 Evacuations are in effect.

| 1600 – Red Cross shelter @ Bridgeport High School is to open within 2-3 hours.

Fire burning on the hillside on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1749 – 200 – 300 acres (estimation). 0% containment status. Fire Level raised to 3.

| 1750 – SR 17 open to one lane of traffic with a pilot car, 9 miles East of Bridgeport at milepost 124.5 to milepost 126.

Fire consumes grass on the Hayes Road Fire. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1907 – Single fire split into two wildfires.  One moving East and other moving South towards Hwy 172 at Rd 18 NE.

Fire map of affected areas. PC: Douglas Co WA

| 1908 – Northern side of wildfire is mostly contained (unknown %) and being monitored by fire crews.

| 1910 – Douglas County DOT grader deployed to scene to help cut fire lines.  Fire mobe approved.

| 1949 – New evacuations for Roads K and Q.  Level 2 orders for Road 19 and Hwy 172.  Level 3 orders for Hwy 17 and Rd 19.

DNR Fire Preparedness Level | See multi-colored fire map down below in this post. Yellow (High Alert) and Red (Very High/Extreme). PC: WA DNR

Incident Cooperators | Douglas County Sheriff Office, Douglas County School District, WA State Patrol PIO 6, Red Cross and State mobe resources.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter – @nwfireblog and Facebook.

#HayesRoadFire #SR17Fire #DouglasCoFire #WAwildfire2017 #WaWILDFIRE

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

WA WILDFIRES | 4 | JUNE 28 2017

WASHINGTON STATE |  2 New wildfires popped up overnight with the South Wenas Fire (Yakima County) and the Straight Hollow Fire (Spokane County).  Here is your Fire News for Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

YAKIMA COUNTY

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South Wenas Fire (Courtesy: Yakima Co OEM)

South Wenas Fire NEW!

Incident Summary:  A wildfire has broken out on S Wenas Road in Selah, Washington.  Due to dry and hot conditions, the fire has scorched 400 acres.  State Mobe has been approved and is/has been deployed to the area.

Evacuations (as of 6/27/17 @ 2340):  Selah residents in the vicinity of Collins road have been given evacuation notice due to the fire growing to 500+ acres. The fire was close to being contained but high winds helped it to strengthen and grow.

Shelter:  The Red Cross has set up shelter at the Selah Civic Center and it will be open by midnight.

SPOKANE COUNTY

Straight Hollow  NEW!

Size/Containment:  5,000 acres. 10% contained.

Location:  Spokane District, BLM. Fourteen miles northwest of Quincy, WA.

Resources: 2 personnel.  2 helicopters. BLM.

Fire Fuels/Conditions:  Short grass and brush. Extreme fire behavior.

CTD:  $200,000.

CHELAN COUNTY

Spartan Fire

Incident Summary: A report of 3 separate grass fires started burning near the Alcoa/Malaga area 5 miles SE of Wenatchee later merged into one wildfire now called the Spartan Fire (renamed from the Alcoa Fire).

Resources:  There are 160 personnel deployed on this fire.  State Mobe has been approved on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Incident Cooperators:  BLM, Chelan County OEM, Chelan County Fire District 6, Chelan County Sheriff, WA DNR and US Forest Service.

Size/Fuels:  About 4,500 acres of grass and brushy fire fuels have been consumed.  Fire crews have been able to gain a 10% containment status.

Social Media:  #SpartanFire #WAwildfire

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Southern Canyon Fire

Incident Summary:  The Southern Canyon Fire formerly known as the Southern Fire is now incorporating 5 fires, that were also reported in the Palisades area 8 miles South of Wenatchee in Douglas County.  It is now being called the Sutherland Canyon Fires.

Size/Fuels:  There have been 3,000 acres of grass and brushy fire fuels with a 10% containment status.

Resources:  There are 75 personnel assigned.  A Type 3 IMT assumed command at 1000 hours on June 27, 2017.  State Mobe has been approved and will be starting to receive incoming fresh crews.

 

 

 

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog