A wildfire was sparked on Levey Landing, along the Snake River near Levey Park in Franklin County, Washington on Thursday, March 13, 2021.
The fire incident was named the LEVY FIRE and listed as the County’s wildfire, kicking off the Season.
Local firefighters were dispatched and on-scene quickly, while WA DNR units and IC Chief 231 were deployed at 1441 hours on Thursday. Other Incident Cooperators included Kennewick FD, Benton County Fire District #1, US Fish & Wildlife and Walla Walla Fire District #5.
Working together as one team, local units and mutual aid were able to successfully contain the fire at 1615 hours on Thursday and hold it at 22 acres.
It is unknown what the cause of the fire was at the time of this post. We have reached out to the Franklin County Fire District #3 agency if they have determined the cause yet.
No reports of injuries to citizens or firefighters was known.
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WENATCHEE, Wa. | Firefighters were deployed to various parts of Benton and Franklin Counties for multiple brush fires burning at the same time, with reports of up to five different incidents.
Some of the fires were located on Case Road, County Road 12, Roth Rock and in Prosser, Washington.
Fire crews were starting to get a handle on the wildfires. Due to multiple TAC channels owned/managed by the Lower Columbia Fire Department, we were unable to capture all of the locations and assets information.
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The Palouse Falls Fire (unofficial name we dubbed it) was said to be ignited by lightning from a storm that had passed through the area. The fire is located at Palouse Falls inside Palouse Falls State Park (in Lacrosse, Washington) around 1400 hours (when we received the fire tip). The Park has since been closed due to fire activity.
Palouse Fire (Credit: FF Todd James Kupferer Jr//Franklin CoFireDist#1)
The fire is said to be at an unofficial 1,000 acres, as Fire crews work in steep terrain to fight the fire.
Franklin County Fire District #2 responded to the scene, reporting a very large fire and called for Mutual Aid from Franklin County Fire District #1 and nearby Washtucna Fire Department. No other resources known on-scene.