#UpperGooseLakeFire | Washington | 2

 MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary | Fire assets were dispatched at 1527 hours PDT to a wildfire burning in the Upper Goose Lake recreation area is within the boundaries of the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge area.

 

Size Up | It was reported in the initial stages as to the size by law enforcement but WA DNR’s CAD showed the fire had already reached 300 acres. There has been no official word as to what the size or even the cause was with various pressers via Social Media.

Conditions | Firefighters are faced with the area’s landscapes peppered with rugged cliffs, canyons, lakes, and sagebrush grasslands.  They are currently focusing on controlling the fire.

Resources | Units T17 R28 S22 were dispatched along with additional resources BATT-804 DIV-802 E-842 E-863.  Mutual aid from USFW, Grant and Adam Counties.

Evacuations | Level 3 evacuations are still in force for the Rec area.  All guests have left the area.  Only fire personnel and law enforcement are still in the area.

Fire Weather | Current weather report as of 1910 hours PDT is partly cloudy with temps of 89*F, winds at 11 mph and RH at 23%.

ABOUT UPPER GOOSE LAKE REC AREA

Goose Lakes Map

Photo Credit: CNWR

Upper Goose Lake Rec area is located adjacent to the Western border of the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and South of Potholes Reservoir.   It consists of channeled scab land created by glacial floodwaters, and basalt outcroppings forming cliffs, mesas, box canyons and potholes. One major canyon is filled with water that has seeped from the Potholes Reservoir north of this unit. Two low rock dams were built-in the 1950’s to create Upper and Lower Goose lakes.

The area has 130.4 acres of lake and is at an elevation of 865 feet.  This area is popular for camping, fishing and other outdoor activities.

The Goose Lakes area has a long history of range fires that have nearly burned up all the areas inside the Rec site, causing the area to turn into mostly grasslands.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 1925 Hours PDT

 

#UpperGooseLakeFire | Washington | Breaking!

 MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning in the Upper Goose Lake recreation area that is adjacent to the Columbia National Wildlife Reservoir, located in Moses Lake and North of Othello, Washington.

Size Up | Unknown fire size and has been stated to be a huge fire.

Conditions | Firefighters will be faced with the area’s landscapes peppered with rugged cliffs, canyons, lakes, and sagebrush grasslands.

Evacuations | Level 3 evacuation orders were given by the Grant County Sheriff’s

Yellow area indicates Evacuation area size only. Photo Credit: Grant County Sheriff Office

Office around 1630 hours PDT, to leave immediately.  This order pertains to only people inside the Recreation area.  The Sheriff’s Office stated there is no danger to homes on the outside of the area.

Fire Weather | The current weather report as of 1720 hours are temps of 93*F, RH of 13% and winds out of the W-SW 13 mph.  There is currently a RED FLAG WARNING until 2100 hours on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

ABOUT UPPER GOOSE LAKE

Goose Lakes Map

Photo Credit: CNWR

Upper Goose Lake Rec area is located adjacent to the Western border of the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge and South of Potholes Reservoir.   It consists of channeled scab land created by glacial floodwaters, and basalt outcroppings forming cliffs, mesas, box canyons and potholes. One major canyon is filled with water that has seeped from the Potholes Reservoir north of this unit. Two low rock dams were built-in the 1950’s to create Upper and Lower Goose lakes.

The area has 130.4 acres of lake and is at an elevation of 865 feet.

This area is popular for camping, fishing and other outdoor activities.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

UPDATE: #BeasleyFire also known as #HillsFire near Quincy Washington

As light approaches, it’s apparent Grant County Fire District 3 Firefighters and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office have been able to conduct an assessment of acreage burned on the #BeasleyFire also known as the #HillsFire located on the North side of Quincy; approximately three miles North of SR 28 in Washington State.

The wildfire is now said to have started on July 4th at 2345 Hours, not at midnight as previously reported.

The fire is estimated between 5,000 – 10,000 acres, wind-driven fire listed between 12 – 20 mph burning sage and grass in it’s path, says the Grant County Sheriff’s Office located in Ephrata.

The fire is expected NOT to reach their County headquarters.

LEVEL 3 and 2 were conducted around 0132 to about 0230 PDT.  About 15 homes were said to have been evacuated.  No reports of injuries or structures being damaged or destroyed.

A Red Cross Shelter has been opened as of 0500 hours this morning at the Quincy Jr. High School.

Washington State Mobe was approved at 0145 PDT.  Currently, resources on scene are from multiple Grant County fire agencies and the Bureau of Land Management.

Hashtags we are using:  #BeasleyFire #QuincyFire #WaWILDFIRE

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