WA Wildfire Activity Report

Sunday Update – August 29, 2021

It has been a busy weekend full of wildfires on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a recap of this weekend’s wildfire activity as of this evening as of 2000 hours. Information has been gleaned from the Wildcad.net website.

395 TURF FIRE. Fender Road, Spokane County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021, 1434. .1 acre of grass. Patrol Status.

4010 FIRE. Capitol Forest, Thurston County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021, 1044. 0.25 acres of timber litter. Contained at 1245 hours and under control at 1431 hours.

8TH AVE FIRE. Pinnacle Unit in Roy of Pierce County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021, 1910 hours. Controlled on 8/29/2021 at 1058 hours. In patrol status.

AMANDA FIRE. Amanda Drive in Olympia (Thurston County). Call date/time – 8/29/2021 1136 hours. 1.5 acres of grass and brush. Contained at 1555 hours. In patrol status.

BERNHILL ROAD FIRE. Bernhill Road, Spokane County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021 1203. 3.3 acres of grass, shrub, timber understory. Resources on-scene 8/292/2021 1220. Open incident.

CENTERVILLE FIRE. Exit 83 in Lewis County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021, 1344. 0.5 acre of grass, shrub and timber understory. In patrol status.

FARWELL TRACK FIRE. East Farwell Road, Spokane County. Call date/time – 8/27/2021 0619. 0.1 acre of slash and blowdown. Contained 0740 and controlled 0755 hours PT.

G1800 FIRE. Kingston in Kitsap County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021 1123 hours. 0.3 acres of shrub and timber understory. IC: Meyer as of 8/29/2021 at 1307 hours. Contained at 1548 hours. In patrol status.

LACEY FIRE. Martin Way and Meridian Road NE, Lacey. Call date/time, unknown. Info posted by FD3 on 8/29/2021 at 1150 PT. 2nd Alarm. Lacey FD3 and WA DNR worked the fire. Unknown wildfire name. This was considered as a large grass/brush fire threatening structures. Cause is unknown and under investigation.

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Credit | LFD3

LEUDINGHAUSE FIRE. Dryad in Lewis County. Call date/time 8/29/2021, 1659. 1 acre of grass and shrub. Engines 2300 and 2402 dispatched. Contained at 1800 and under control at 1900 hours PT.

ORCAS ROAD FIRE. Orcas Road on Orcas Island in San Juan County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021, 1539. 4.5 acres of timber understory, grass. IC White on 8/28/2021 1650 hours PT. Patrol status on 8/29/2021 at 1637 PT.

OXBOW FIRE. Brown’s Creek Campground in Mason County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021, 1438 hours. 0.3 acres of shrub, timber litter, timber understory and brush. IC: USFS/Neal on 8/28/2021 on 1558 hours. DNR resources were released and USFS assisted with incident.

PINELODGE FIRE. Stonelodge in Stevens County. Call date/time – 8/28/201, 1414. 0.45 acre of grass and timber understory. In patrol status.

QUARTZ RIDGE FIRE. Republic, Ferry County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021, 1937. 0.37 acre of timber understory, grass and timber litter. Contained 8/292/2021 1557.

ROCKY HILL FIRE. Rock Hill, Spokane County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021, 1232. 0.1 acre of timber understory. Contained 1320, under control 1345.

TWISTED TREE FIRE. Lacey in Thurston County. Call date/time – 8/29/2021 1507 PT. 0.01 acre of grass, shrub and timber. IC: Cooper as of 8/29/2021 at 1531 hours. Contained 1537. Controlled at 1601 hours. In patrol status.

VEIT FIRE. Veit Road in Pend Oreille County. Call date/time – 8/28/2021 1839. 0.1 acres of timber understory. contained 8/29/2021 0928 and controlled at 1003 hours.

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WA | Andrus Fire Burns | 3

SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON | JULY 5, 2021 | 2115 HOURS PT

The ANDRUS FIRE is located in the 12900 block of South Andrus Road near Cheney, Washington.

Local County resources VA9 and V21 were dispatched at 1111 hours, while the rest were deployed at 1116 hours PT which include: AR 62 AR 7404 AR 7411 AR 7412 BC 51 DNR 33 E Zone 10 FB 201 FB 202 FB 206 FB 207 FP 10 Fuels 1 HI 40+Crew HT 286 LOA 15 NE 10 arrived on-scene at 1200 hours.

All aircraft have been released for the night and firefighters will continue working as they transition into night operations.

More resources around the State are expected to arrive tonight and tomorrow.

300 acres of grass, shrub, timber and understory destroyed.

Credit: SCFD8

—————- Closures and Evacuations are still in effect ——————— Stay Out of the Area.

Fire was said to be threatening about 137 residences, crops and Interstate 90.

Level 3 evacuations in effect.

> Andrus

> Spotted West to Soda

> Melville Road

> Chalet Drive

> Mount Carmel north to Thomas Mallen

GO NOW!

Red Cross Shelter: Medical Lake HS Cafeteria. 200 E Barker, Medical Lake, Washington.

Livestock Shelter: Spokane County Fairgrounds.

Incident Cooperators: Spokane County Emergency Management, WSP, Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC 911), Spokane County Fire District 8, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane County Sheriffs Office, Missoula and Moses Lake Fire, WA DNR Fire, WA State EMD (Camp Murray) and Spokane County Fire District 3.

Significant Events:

  • 3 local firefighters were evacuated from their own neighborhood.
  • Aircraft scoops water from Silver Lake in Medical Lake
  • Eyewitnesses state a few charcoal like flakes land on their property. (they are 7 miles northeast of the fire)
  • Temporary Flight Restriction in force (TFR); No Drones in Fire Zones!
  • Amazing footage on the internet and around Social Media. Props to the many amazing photographers out there!
  • Smoke could be seen from the Amazon Fulfillment Center.

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#AndrusFire #WAwildfires #WAFireSeason2021

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

WA | Andrus Fire Burns | 2

SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON | JULY 5, 2021 | 2045 HOURS PT

Spokane County has several wildfires burning in it’s county that all seemed to have resources and assets dispatched to them hours apart. We are including a single post due to so many, we just did not want to set your Social Media ablaze!

__________________________ SPECIAL ALERT: LARGE COUNTY FIRE BURNING _____________________________________________

1116 PT — ANDRUS FIRE — 12900 block of South Andrus Road, near Cheney. Local County resources VA9 and V21 were dispatched at 1111 hours, while the rest were deployed at 1116 hours PT which include: AR 62 AR 7404 AR 7411 AR 7412 BC 51 DNR 33 E Zone 10 FB 201 FB 202 FB 206 FB 207 FP 10 Fuels 1 HI 40+Crew HT 286 LOA 15 NE 10 arrived on-scene at 1200 hours.

300 acres of grass, shrub, timber and understory destroyed. Firefighters are making great progress. Closures and Evacuations are still in effect.

Level 3 evacuations in effect for about 50 homes.

> Andrus

> Spotted West to Soda

> Melville Road

> Chalet Drive

> Mount Carmel north to Thomas Mallen

GO NOW!
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Credit: @wspd4pio

Red Cross Shelter: Medical Lake HS Cafeteria. 200 E Barker, Medical Lake, Washington.

Livestock Shelter: Spokane County Fairgrounds.

Aircraft resources include; 5 fire bosses, 2 scooper planes and multiple helicopters.

Incident Cooperators: Spokane County Emergency Management, WSP, Spokane Regional Emergency Communications, Spokane County Fire District 8

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#AndrusFire #WAwildfires #WAFireSeason2021

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WA | Spokane County Fires | 1

SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON | JULY 5, 2021 | 1930 HOURS PT

Spokane County has several wildfires burning in it’s county that all seemed to have resources and assets dispatched to them hours apart. We are including a single post due to so many, we just did not want to set your Social Media ablaze!

1753 PT — GARDEN SPRINGS FIRE — Garden Springs. AR61, AR7403 and AR7407 are on scene as of 1805 hours PT.

1505 PT — SPOTTED ROAD FIRE — Spotted Road. Mutual Aid assist. Dispatched 1505 PT. 0.5 acre.

1445 PT — ORMOND ROAD FIRE — 6300 block of North Ormond Road. High response dispatched for a brush fire which included local Fire resources: VE5, VL10, V31, V22 and V23.

1402 PT — WEST TRAILS ROAD FIRE — West Trails. AR27, AR7402 dispatched. Resources on-scene. Two acres of shrub and timber burned. This fire was contained at 1630 hours PT. ## Final ##

__________________________ SPECIAL ALERT: LARGE COUNTY FIRE BURNING _____________________________________________

1116 PT — ANDRUS FIRE — 12900 block of South Andrus Road, near Cheney. Local County resources VA9 and V21 were dispatched at 1111 hours, while the rest were deployed at 1116 hours PT which include: AR 62 AR 7404 AR 7411 AR 7412 BC 51 DNR 33 E Zone 10 FB 201 FB 202 FB 206 FB 207 FP 10 Fuels 1 HI 40+Crew HT 286 LOA 15 NE 10 arrived on-scene at 1200 hours.

250 acres of grass, shrub, timber and understory destroyed.

Fire is estimated to be at 250-300 acres in size. (1715 hours PT last updated.)

Level 3 evacuations in effect for about 50 homes.

> Andrus

> Spotted West to Soda

> Melville Road

> Chalet Drive

> Mount Carmel north to Thomas Mallen

GO NOW!
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Credit: @wspd4pio

Red Cross Shelter: Medical Lake HS Cafeteria. 200 E Barker, Medical Lake, Washington.

Livestock Shelter: Spokane County Fairgrounds.

Aircraft resources include; 5 fire bosses, 2 scooper planes and multiple helicopters.

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Credit: SCFD8

Incident Cooperators: Spokane County Emergency Management, WSP, Spokane Regional Emergency Communications, Spokane County Fire District 8

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1024 PT — GOVERNMENT HILL FIRE — West Government Way. Unknown acreage. Is in patrol status. ## Final ##

1005 PT — PHILLIPS FIRE — Lance Hill. Mutual aid assist. 0.1 acre of grass and shrub.

0832 PT — HIGH BRIDGE FIRE — Latah Creek. Units were dispatched but have since contained the fire at 1030 hours and is now in patrol status. ## Final ##

0118 PT — BOULDER BEACH FIRE — Upriver Drive. Units were dispatched early in the morning for this wildfire burned a total of 0.1 acres of timber and litter. It is now in patrol status as of 0230 hours PT. ## Final ##

#AndrusFire #WAwildfires #WAFireSeason2021

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UT | Flatt Fire | AM Update

0030 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

INCIDENT SUMMARY — The FLATT FIRE started on Thursday, June 17th at 2300 hours. This incident is located west of Enterprise, Utah.

EVACUATIONS are in effect.

Credit: BLM

CURRENT STATUS — It is approximately 14,058 acres of sage and pinion juniper. Fire crews have an approximate 15% containment status. According to sources, they say it started by “lightening” but that is written in the wrong context and means something completely different. It was caused by the correct written word “lightning”.

FIRE BEHAVIOR — Fire is said to have extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs, torching and spotting.

COMMAND — The fire is being managed by the Color Country Type 3 Team, with IC Lyndsay Fonger at the helm.

Credit: BLM

RESTRICTIONS — Fire restrictions are at a Stage 1, which are currently in effect. RED FLAG WARNING is in effect due to hot, dry, gusty weather that can and may increase fire activity. This warning means that critical fire weather conditions exist which are either occurring or are imminent as a comb of strong winds, low RH and warm temps. This could lead to extreme fire behavior as some of us know it as a Firestorm.

Credit: BLM

RESOURCES — 100 or more personnel, four hot shot crews, two hand crews, 19 engines, one dozer, one helicopter, 11 SEAT aircraft and one water tender. Initially, at the beginning of this wildfire, resources were dispatched via the Color Country Interagency Fire Center on June 18th around 1324 hours. These included: CC #1 D4860 E1602 E321 E411 E4301 E4406 E4601 E4603 E665 SPA Squad TT 1901.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — National Fire Situational (NFSA) Tool, Utah Fire Info.

COSTS-TO-DATE — Expenses for this incident has risen to $550,000 for fire suppression and containment costs-to-date.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Seattle Sees Lots of Fires

JUNE 5, 2021 | Saturday | 2320 PT

Seattle Fire has seen its share of fires since Friday and again on Saturday. Here is a recap of fires for Friday and Saturday and it is not even Sunday yet!

JUNE 5TH

2300 PT

Brush Fire. 520 block of Pontius Avenue. E2 dispatched. Fire in a planter box. Pump can extinguished.

1130 PT

Rubbish Fire. 9500 block of Ashworth Avenue North. E21, E21 dispatched.

0704 PT

Bark Fire. SW Andover Street x California Avenue SW. E32 dispatched.

0524 PT

Fire in Building. 4800 block of Raymond Street. A14, Air10, B2, B5, Deputy1, E13, E27, E28, E30, E33, L12, L3, M28, M44, MAR5, R1, REHAB1, SAFT2 and STAFF10 dispatched. Fire in a bathroom of a home. All occupants safely self-evacuated.

JUNE 4TH

2344 PT

Illegal Burn. 2700 block of East Madison Street. E34 dispatched.

2319 PT

Illegal Burn. 23rd Place NE and NE 145th Street. E39 dispatched.

2220 PT

Brush Fire. 5th Avenue NE and NE 60th Street. E31 dispatched.

1928 PT

Brush Fire. West Emerson Street and 15th Avenue Wes. E20 dispatched.

1632 PT

Fire in Building. B7, E11, L13, E28, L12, REHAB1, STAFF10, A5, B5, Deputy1, E37, L3, Safety2, E27, M25, M44, Air10, E32, MAR5, MVU11 dispatched.

1124 PT

Rubbish Fire. Pike Street and Boren Avenue. L10 dispatched.

0001 PT

Transformer Fire. Taylor Avenue North and Valley Street. E8 dispatched. Small fire at the Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Transfer Station. Fire units quickly brought fire under control. No injuries reported.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Hidden Shores Fire | Arizona | Update 3

UPDATE 3

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores, about 11 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona and dispatched through the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.  The original dispatched time was around 1233 hours MST on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

smoke rises from across a lake

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

At the time of the fire, CAD updates reported the fire was at five (5) acres as of Tuesday.   Today, fire Officials have released  the fire has increased to 10 acres  and that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.  This was per Inciweb, which appears to be somewhat behind in reporting on this incident. (Updated 2038 2/26/2020)     

UPDATE:  Per Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center showing increased to “52” acres.

Fire fuels include:  brush, salt cedar, riparian vegetation and marsh grass.

There is a 60% containment.

Currently, all Agencies are in an Unified Command system.  There are 22 personnel assigned to this incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/26/2020 – 2030 hours PST

Hidden Shores Fire | Arizona | Update 2

UPDATE 2

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores, about 11 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona and dispatched through the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.  The original dispatched time was around 1233 hours MST on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

smoke rises from across a lake

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

At the time of the fire, CAD updates reported the fire was at five (5) acres as of Tuesday.   Today, fire Officials have released  the fire has increased to 10 acres  and that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

Fire fuels include:  brush, salt cedar, riparian vegetation and marsh grass.

There is a 60% containment.

Currently, all Agencies are in an Unified Command system.  There are 22 personnel assigned to this incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/26/2020 – 2020 hours PST

Baseball Fire | Wildfire | CA | 2

UPDATE 2

A wildfire has ignited on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 today.  It is named the Baseball Fire and its Incident Number is #MNF-144 M0GP.

It is located off of Atchison Creek in the Covelo Ranger District on the Glenn – Mendocinco County line.  It is burning in the Mendocino National Forest, about 15 miles southeast of Covelo near the Achison campground.

View of the Baseball Fire from Covelo

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

The fire has burned 68 acres grass, brush and timber. It is now 40% contained.

The cause has been officially released from Fire Investigators to have ignited from a previous burn pile from a Prescribed Fire project that ended in January 2020.

There are approximately 75 personnel assigned including crews, engines, a water tender and a helicopter.

There have been no structures or properties that have been damaged or destroyed.

There are currently no evacuations that are taking place at the time of this posting.

#MendocinoNF #CALFIRE #Wildfire #FireSeason_2020

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/26/2020 – 2010 hours PST

Wildfire Activity | Arizona | February 25, 2020

PRESCOTT INTERAGENCY DISPATCH

Hidden Shores Fire | Hidden Shores, Arizona

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores for a wildfire around 1233 hours MST.  There has been 5 acres scorched.  No further info is known.

SHOW LOW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

Triple 8 Fire | 8822 Rd of the 58 Rd

A wildfire broke out, prompting this Dispatch Center to send out fire resources to the area around 1330 MST.  There was 0.1 acre of pine / grass scorched.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/25/2020 – 2005 PST