The Wildfire Log | Bald Mtn Rd Fire | WA | 2

YAKIMA, Wash. | An RV fire reportedly sparked a brush-turned-wildfire on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in the late morning.  The fire was said to be about 1.7 miles southeast of the Squaq Rock Campground.

Fire crews and equipment was quickly dispatched via the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center from Yakima City FD, County, WA DNR and Nile FD to approximately 1-1.5 miles up Bald Mtn. Rd and located between Mileposts 103 and 104 off of Hwy 410 in Yakima.

Resources consisted of three brush trucks, one DNR helicopter and multiple engines, as well as fire support personnel.

The fire was stopped heading south down to 410 but it continued to move uphill and burning on the hillside above.

Firefighters egressed on the RV fire putting it out and immediately going into mop up operations.

The size of the fire was reportedly approximately to be three acres.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 6/2/2019 @ 1332 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Benton Fire | WA | 2

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. | A wildfire is burning at Benton Creek that ignited on Sunday, June 2, 2109.  Fire personnel and equipment were dispatched at 1135 hours PDT.

The fire is currently one acre of grass, brush and slash.  The containment status is unknown at this time.

Resources include:  E382, H346, SE461, 521 and Jones.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 6/2/2019 @ 1304 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Bald Mtn Rd Fire | WA | 1

YAKIMA, Wash. | An RV fire reportedly sparked a brush-turned-wildfire on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in the late morning.  The RV was said to be blocking the Bald Mtn Road and was found to be on fire.

Fire crews and equipment was quickly dispatched from Yakima City FD, County, WA DNR and Nile FD to approximately 1-1.5 miles up Bald Mtn. Rd and located between Mileposts 103 and 104 off of Hwy 410 in Yakima.

Resources consisted of three brush trucks, one DNR helicopter and multiple engines, as well as fire support personnel.

The fire was stopped heading south down to 410 but it continued to move uphill and burning on the hillside above.

Firefighters egressed on the RV fire putting it out and immediately going into mop up operations.

The size of the fire was reportedly approximately to be three acres.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 6/2/2019 @ 1220 hours PDT

NEW | WA WILDFIRE | MP 14 FIRE

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. – A brush fire broke out eastbound on I-82 on milepost 14 on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, around 2017 hours PDT.

Resources from the Kittitas Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched along with assistance from Washington State Patrol (and PIO Trooper Brian Moore).  The fire was said to be moving away from the highway and into the scrub.

Fire Officials stated the fire has been knocked down and there is approximately two hours of mopping up.

A cause is unknown at this time.

No reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters/law enforcement .

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2110 hours PDT

Washington Wildfire | Summit View Fire | 1

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. – Fire resources have been dispatched through the Central Washington Interagency Communications Center to Summitview in Kittitas County where a wildfire is burning.  Resources SE-426 and SE-468 were dispatched on Monday, July 2, 2018 @ 1817 hours.

The Fire Incident Commander (IC) Barron is on-scene.

Fire fuels include grass, brush and reproduction.

The fire has burned .5 acres so far.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2115 hours PDT

Ryegrass Fire | Near Vantage, Washington | 2

KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

Incident Summary

A truck carrying large bales of hay caught fire on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 1400 hours PDT, causing a brush fire.

Location

The location of the incident is on I-90 westbound at mile post 125, approximately 15 miles East of Ellensburg, Washington.  It is near the Rye grass Rest Area.

Cause

Truck carrying large hale bales caught on fire. Fire spread from the shoulder into brush.

Fire Fuels

This is near the Ryegrass Rest Area. The brush fire is on the shoulder, moving East.

I-90 fire. (Credit: WA DNR)

Fire Conditions

100 acres. Containment unknown, but 2 DNR helicopters making good progress.  One DNR helicopter unable to drop load due to a person in the way.  Unable to gain a target, so copter will just drop load in the black.

Resources

WA DNR 2 helicopters (from Ellensburg) and 4 engines. 1 dozer and local fire districts are on-scene.

Closures

Due to poor visibility on WB I-90, all lanes have been shutdown.  Traffic is being diverted to the Old Vantage Highway.  There is no ETA on when the roadway will be reopened.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – updated 1645 Hours PDT