#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 10

NEAR HUSUM, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands and on private properties.

Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 5 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Command |  Transfer of command from IMT 2 back to the local
unit will occur today.

Resources | 521 personnel.  22 crews. 18 engines. 2 dozers. 8 water tenders. 2 skidders.

Fire Fuels | Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass.

Current Conditions |   Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing,
smoldering and creeping. 337 acres. 83% contained.

Evacuation Alert! |  Level 1 evacuation notice for homeowners North of Meyers Road and South of Pine Flats Road will be rescinded effective Monday, July 16, 2017 morning, as announced by the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office.

Traffic Alert! | SR 141 is open without restrictions.  Watch out for fire apparatus still operating in the area.

Burn Ban Alert |  An outdoor burn ban remains in effect for Klickitat County from July 1 through September 30, 2017.

Cost-To-Date | $3,500,000

 

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Image | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – 7/16/2017 @ 1040 Hours PDT

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 9

NEAR HUSUM, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands and on private properties.

Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 5 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Resources | 670 personnel; 27 crews, 26 engines, 2 dozers, 8 water tenders, 2 skidders and a Type 1 helicopter.  IC:  NW IMT Team 6.

Fire Fuels | Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass.

Current Conditions |  Conditions drying out, increased temps, low RH levels.  337 acres. 50% containment.  Crews in mop up operations.

Evacuation Alert! | Level evacuation orders for the Meyers Road and South of Pine Flat Road.

Traffic Alert! | Highway 141 near Dry Creek Fire in Klickitat County is now open to traffic led by a pilot car between Mile Marker 14 and Mile Marker 17.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $1.8 Million.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2355 Hours PDT

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 8

NEAR HUSUM, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.

Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 5 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Resources | 544 personnel. 24 crews, 21 engines, 2 dozers, 8 water tenders, 3 skidders and 3 helicopters.

Fire Fuels | Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass.

Current Conditions |  Decreased fire behavior with hot spots. Fire crews focused on installing and using water tanks, pumps and hoses to douse remaining hot spots around the perimeter of the burned area. The goal is to establish a buffer of reduced fuels.

Size | 322 acres destroyed but there is a 28% containment status gained.

Traffic Alert! | Highway 141 near Dry Creek Fire in Klickitat County is now open to traffic led by a pilot car between Mile Marker 14 and Mile Marker 17.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $1.8 Million.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2355 Hours PDT

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 7 | Special Broadcast Attached

NEAR HUSUM, WASHINGTON STATE

** Please see Special Broadcast at the bottom of this Post ** We also ask that you please share on your Social Media channels, local pawn stores, friends, family and anyone else you may know.  #SeeSomethingSaySomething and call 9-1-1 if you have any tips related to this burglary.  Thank you – LR Swenson/Editor **

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.  Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 5 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Resources | 385 personnel broken down to 13 crews, 13 engines, 9 dozers, 3 water tender and 1 skidder, plus 4 helos (1 Type 1, 2 Type 2 and 1 Type 3).

Fire Fuels | Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass.

Current Conditions | Fire behavior on Monday was described as moderate with some backing, creeping and isolated flaring. Fire continues to back down into the drainages and make short uphill runs.

322 acres destroyed but there is a 15% containment status gained.

Traffic Alert! (1) | Highway 141 near Dry Creek Fire in Klickitat County is now open to traffic led by a pilot car between Mile Marker 14 and Mile Marker 17.

Traffic Alert! (2) | State Route 141 remains closed from Milepost 12 through Milepost 21.

Road Closure Alert! | Recreational access to White Salmon River remains closed from BZ Corner Boat Launch north to Warner Road and Sunnyside Road.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $1.3 Million.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

## SPECIAL BROADCAST — Credit:  Klickitat Co FD3 Chief Long ##

July 11, 2017

For immediate release:

Subject: Klickitat County Fire District #3 – Burglary and theft

Sometime during the overnight hours of July 10th 2017, unknown persons forced entry into Station 32. This is an unoccupied station that houses one engine, one water tender, and one brush/EMS vehicle. Station 32 (Cherry Lane) is supported by 10 volunteer firefighter/EMT’s and covers the community of Snowden, down to the boarder of the City of White Salmon and areas in to Husum and BZ Corners.

At 04:20 hours on July 11th, firefighter’s arriving to their assigned station to retrieve fire trucks needed for a small brush fire (started by fireworks) noticed that all three vehicles had equipment strewn about on the floor of the truck bay, compartment doors were open and several items were missing. After returning from the assignment an inventory was taken and stolen items are as follows:

1. 1 MSA thermal imaging camera and base charger removed from engine compartment. Used value $1500.00
2. 1 Physio Control Automatic External Defibrillator removed from EMS vehicle. Used value $1750.00
3. 1 Dewault extrication sawzall, chargers and blades removed from rescue equipment cabinet. Used value $500.00 with accessories.
4. 3 Firefighter portable flashlights removed from apparatus and individual self contained breathing apparatus units. $300.00
5. 1 Stihl weed trimmer removed from utility area of the station. $150.00

We ask that if anyone has information about vehicles or pedestrians in the vicinity of this facility, please contact the Klickitat County Sherriff’s Office immediately.

Fire District #3 is a small agency with limited ability to fund critical equipment, facilities and other items. We cherish our volunteer members who are skilled and extremely committed. Having life-saving equipment stolen from our citizens is extremely difficult to comprehend and tolerate. It has also created a significant financial burden during a time when we are hosting a significant Wildland fire in our jurisdiction.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2355 Hours PDT

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 6

NEAR HUSUM, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.  Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 5 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Resources | 385 personnel broken down to 13 crews, 13 engines, 9 dozers, 3 water tender and 1 skidder, plus 4 helos (1 Type 1, 2 Type 2 and 1 Type 3).

Fire Fuels | Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass.

Current Conditions | Fire behavior on Monday was described as moderate with some backing, creeping and isolated flaring. Fire continues to back down into the drainages and make short uphill runs.

322 acres destroyed but there is a 15% containment status gained.

Traffic Alert! (1) | Highway 141 near Dry Creek Fire in Klickitat County is now open to traffic led by a pilot car between Mile Marker 14 and Mile Marker 17.

Traffic Alert! (2) | State Route 141 remains closed from Milepost 12 through Milepost 21.

Road Closure Alert! | Recreational access to White Salmon River remains closed from BZ Corner Boat Launch north to Warner Road and Sunnyside Road.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $1.3 Million.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2250 Hours PDT

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 5

NEAR HUSUM, WASHINGTON STATE

Photo taken on 7/8/2017. Fire grew overnight say Fire Officials.

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.  Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 5 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Resources | 385 personnel.

Fire Fuels | Fire fuels include grass, brush and slash.

Current Conditions | Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and isolated torching.  415 acres burned. 15% containment.11 crews. 13 engines. 3 helicopters.

Closures | Recreational access to portions of the White Salmon River from BZ Corner Boat Launch north to Warner Road have been closed effective Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $1.3 Million.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 0645 Hours PDT

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 4

NEAR WHITE SALMON, WASHINGTON STATE

Photo taken on 7/8/2017. Fire grew overnight say Fire Officials.

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.  Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Cause | Unknown and under investigation.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 5 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Resources | There are 275 firefighters and 1 Type 1 heavy helicopters, 1 Type 2 medium helicopter and 1 Type 3 light helicopter.1 Type 1 heavy helicopters

 

Fire Fuels | Fire fuels include grass, brush and slash.

Current Conditions | Some fire growth occurred on Sunday evening bringing the total of scorched earth to 400 acres.  A 10% containment status has been reached.

Closures | Recreational access to portions of the White Salmon River from BZ Corner Boat Launch north to Warner Road have been closed effective Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $500,000.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 2150 Hours PDT

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 3

NEAR WHITE SALMON, WASHINGTON STATE

Photo taken on 7/8/2017. Fire grew overnight say Fire Officials.

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.  Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

Location | The fire is located off of Highway 141 and 6 miles North of Husum, Washington State.

Command | A Type 2 incident management team – NW 6 – will be arriving at base camp today to assume command of the fire. Interagency DNR Southeast Region Type 3 Team 2 assumed command at 1000 hours this morning and will transition to the NW 6 Team due to the fire’s complexity at 2000 hours (per Inciweb).

Resources | There are 140 firefighters on the fire line. No word on a State Mobe response is being ordered or not. (We have reached out to WA DNR to ask as many of you are wondering if your unit is going to be deployed in the near future)

4 hot-shot crews, 4 Type 2 hand crews, 8 helicopters (including two Type 1s) are all working on Monday.

Fire Fuels | Fire fuels include grass, brush and slash.

Current Conditions | Some fire growth occurred on Sunday evening bringing the total of scorched earth to 400 acres.  A 10% containment has been reached.

There may be some evacuation orders placed on this wildfire today but WA DNR will make an announcement as to when those will be given.

Closures | Recreational access to portions of the White Salmon River from BZ Corner Boat Launch north to Warner Road have been closed effective Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Weather Alerts | A Red Flag wind warning is in effect for today. The fire is burning in steep terrain with heavy timber fuels. The fire is burning on land managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and on private land protected by DNR.

Cost-To-Date | The total cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $500,000.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 0815 Hours PDT

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | 2

NEAR WHITE SALMON, WASHINGTON STATE

Photo taken on 7/8/2017. Fire grew overnight say Fire Officials.

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.  Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

The fire was reported as a 3-acre fire off of Highway 141 in Klickitat County, about 7 miles North of Husum and near White Salmon,  Washington.

Initially DNR sent 1 crew, 6 engines and 1 helicopter (H338, 339, 340, 343; SE 540, 621, 742,; Dobson, Gilmer, Hoerner, Jones; T205, WEN-AA) per WA DNR’s CAD.

Fire Fuels | Fire fuels include grass, brush and slash.

Dry Creek Fire on 7/8/2017. (Credit: @Blue_Scotty/published with permission)

Current Conditions | After accurate fire mapping, the acreage has been reduced down from the initial reporting of 500 acres to 350 acres.  Level 1 Evacuation orders have been announced for the area North of Myers Road & South of Pine Flatt Road. (as of 1910 hours PDT)

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Images | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

#DryCreekFire | Washington State | New!

NEAR WHITE SALMON, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary |  A wildfire broke out on WA DNR lands.  Fire crews were dispatched on Friday, July 7th @ 2250 hours PDT.

The fire was reported as a 3-acre fire off of Highway 141 in Klickitat County, about 7 miles North of Husum and near White Salmon,  Washington.

Initially DNR sent 1 crew, 6 engines and 1 helicopter (H338, 339, 340, 343; SE 540, 621, 742,; Dobson, Gilmer, Hoerner, Jones; T205, WEN-AA) per the WA DNR’s CAD.

Fire Fuels | Fire fuels include grass, brush and slash.

Resources | WA DNR fire personnel.  There are 3 helicopters and 3 fire bosses.  We have heard through the grapevine that the State Mobe team that was originally sent to Yakima for a wildfire is being redirected to this fire.

We will be visiting the area (a safe distance from the fire) on Sunday, July 9th, to see if we can capture some wildland fire images of our own so we can share them with you. – Editor

Current Conditions | Around 1922 hours, DNR stated the fire has destroyed 80 acres and Hwy 141 is being closed periodically in both directions.

Social Media | We are using the following hashtags for this incident #DryCreekFire #WaDNR #WAwildfires2017

Fire Image | Credit: WaDNR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog