Washington Wildfire | Conrad Fire | 2

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. – Local Fire crews were dispatched at 1424 hours on Sunday, July 1, 2018 to the area on the 800 block of Suesanna, just outside of the Naches area.

The cause is unknown at this time and is under investigation.

State mobe resources were approved, dispatched and on-scene quickly.  Those that have arrived last night and this morning have been full-on in engagement.

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July 2, 2018 – Monday

0741 | Fire has grown to 4,000 acres. Crews are battling fire under windy conditions and difficult terrain today. Firefighters from all over the State of Washington  are due to engage the wildfire on the fire line.

0910 | Fire grew to 4,000 acres.  0% containment status. Crews worked overnight on the IA and building containment lines.  State mobe resources including 7 strike teams.

1112 | Fire behavior becoming more active. Helos and air tankers are dropping water and retardant on a spot fire on the ridge above and visible from Naches.

1120 | Fire activity increasing. WA DNR helicopters are working around the clock.

1453 | Fire Weather Watch issued for Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Klikkitat, Walla Walla & Yakima counties for Wednesday afternoon thru the evening of July 4, 2018, due to low humidity and gusty winds, as reported by the National Weather Service.

1523 | AA continues.  Copters dipping out of the water source on South Naches Road.

1714 | AA continued throughout the day. Windy conditions biggest factor. Helicopters have been able to make dips and drops over the fire.

1939 | 5,200 acres. Dozens of engines, 4 aircraft responded today.  Crews will be working throughout evening on night operations.

2125 |  4 Everett FD firefighters and a Type 1 engine have been deployed.

 

July 1, 2018 – Sunday

Photo taken on Sunday night looking north from Old Naches Hwy area | Photo Credit: Ellie Sensney

1513 | New fire. 10 acres. Burning on Clemens Mountain, outside of Naches.  Fire District plus DNR air and ground resources responding.  Original resources included Ahtanum 20 crew, H-343, SE-521, SE-540, SE-POLLACK.

1520 | Burning on Clemens Mtn, outside of Naches Fire District. 1 helo, 3 engines responding.

Photo Credit | Joseph Elfelt @MappingSupport

1557 | 200 acres. 7 engines, 2 bulldozers, 1 crew and 1 helicopter en route.

1605 | Fire elevated to a 3-alarm wildfire by Fire Incident Commander (IC).  South Puget Sound Wildland Team is activated as part of the State Mobe team.

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Photo Credit | SE WA IMT

1621 | Fire had reached 200 acres, with 0% containment status. Evacuations were in effect.

1634 | Conrad ICP is located on Box Canyon. Additionally, there were engines sent from Yakima FD, West Valley, Yakima County Fire District #5.  Per Fire Dispatch, they had maxed out all engines for the Upper Valley area.

Near Selah. Photo Taken on July 1 at 1748 | PC: Midge Thomas 

1639 | Staging is at 21 x Conrad Road.

1647 | ICP located at the west end of Suesanna.

1648 | Tender 42 arrived o/s.

1702 | Nearly 50 homes evacuated in the area of Box Canyon and Conrad Roads.

1707 | 500 acres.

1807 | 1,000 acres. Air tanker and lead plane en route.

1808 | Shelter Location is Naches Middle School.

Taken in evening on July 1, 2018 | Photo Credit | Midge Thomas 

1825 | State Mobe approved for 1,500 acres, near Selah.  Homes, crops, infrastructure and power lines are under direct threat.  50-75 homes under Level 3 evacuations.  WA State EMD partially activated.

1859 | Spokane Co FD8 Division Chief en route, part of the SE WA IMT and DNR team.

2043 | Fire is beyond structures and burning in south Wenas.  Apparatus released as warranted.

2115 | 1,500 acres. 12 engines, 1 20-person Ahtanum crew, 2 helicopters.

2128 | SE WA IMT Team 2 is assigned to this wildfire.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

WA DNR, Spokane County Fire District 8, Fire Mobe units.

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(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog- Updated 2150 hours PDT

 

 

NEW WILDFIRE | NACHES FIRE | 1

NACHES, WASHINGTON 

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Night fire burning in Naches. (Credit: YCOEM)

Incident Summary

A vegetation fire broke out around midnight on Sunday, July 2, 2017, in the Naches area in Yakima, Washington.

It was reported as burning on the North face of the hill facing Highway 12.

Cause is unknown at this time.

Size Up

The fire is said to be currently at 500 acres. The cause is currently unknown.

Threats

Several homes in the area are currently under direct threat.

Evacuations

Around 0700 hours, more evacuations were occurring on Craig Road with the fire proceeding to move above Highway 12 on the North side of the hill.   Evacuations of South Naches Road is closed between Ranger Road and Rosenkranz Roads.

At 0800 hours, Yakima County Emergency Management:  Riddle Road, Klockhammer Road, and Craig Road  has been downgraded to a Level 2 (Be Set).

Resources

Local district crews were battling the fire as the it continued to move up the hillside, a State Mobe was requested and several hours later approved.  This is to help with additional manpower.

On Sunday, State Mobe resources began pouring into the area from Thurston and Spokane Counties.  (Video of crews working the hillside. Credit:  Spokane Co Fire Dist. 8/Facebook)

Firefighters from the Spartan Fire and Southern Canyon Fire were pulled off these wildfires that are nearly contained and reassigned to the Naches Fire.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 8

Rock Creek Fire

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.  It is burning on land managed within the Naches Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 19 miles West of Ellensburg and 12 miles NW of Naches, Washington State.

Command

USDA Forest Service is the lead agency on this incident based out of the Wenatchee area. Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is also assisting with this fire.

Resources

There are 330 personnel along with 6 crews, 16 engines and 2 helicopters.

A DNR strike was recently or is on-scene of the fire.

Current Fire Status

This is the final update from the  NW IMT 7 which will be transitioning over to a local Type 3 IMT team on Monday, 9/19/2016 at 0600 hours.

Crews are working to cool hot spots and securing containment lines

1383 acres @ 80% containment status.

0 structures have been lost and no injuries were reported.

Cost-to-Date is $3.3 Million.

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog (Updated 1055 Hours PDT)

Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 7

Rock Creek Fire

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.  It is burning on land managed within the Naches Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 19 miles West of Ellensburg and 12 miles NW of Naches, Washington State.

Command

USDA Forest Service is the lead agency on this incident based out of the Wenatchee area. Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is also assisting with this fire.

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels include timber and grass.

Resources

There are 412 fire personnel assigned along with 7 crews, 30 engines and 2 helicopters. Fire being managed by  a NW IMT 7 team.

Evacuations

All orders have been lifted.

Current Fire Status

The wildfire has burned 1383 acres and is listed with a 55% containment status.

Fire behavior is moderate, flanking, backing and creeping.

A cold front passage with gusty winds and a chance of precipitation is forecast for this weekend.

0 structures destroyed/damaged or injuries have been reported.

Cost-To-Date

$2.8 Million

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog (Updated 1140 Hours PDT)

Rock Creek Fire | Yakima Washington | Update 6

Rock Creek Fire

A Public Information Meeting will be held at the Nile Library located at 1891 Nile Rd, Naches, Washington 98937 on Wednesday, September 14th @ 1830 Hours.

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on the afternoon of September 10th between the communities of Pine Cliff and Nile, Washington State.  It is burning on land managed within the Naches Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

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USFS Engines on the Rock Creek Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Location

The Rock Creek wildfire is located 19 miles West of Ellensburg and 12 miles NW of Naches, Washington State.

Command

USDA Forest Service is the lead agency on this incident based out of the Wenatchee area. Washington Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) is also assisting with this fire.

Fire Fuels

Fire fuels include timber and grass.

Resources

There are 438 fire personnel assigned along at least 8 crews and 20 engines.

Threatened

There are approximately 71 homes and 125 minor other structures that are currently being threatened.

Current Fire Status

The wildfire has burned 940 acres and is listed with a 20% containment status.

Fire behavior is active, torching, backing, flanking and back.

Continue line prep and burnout on north end of fire. Continue mop-up on contained portions of lines. Continue with road closures and evacuations.

Fire managers expect to have their crews contain this fire by September 25th, changing from the original date of September 18th.

Closures (Closure # 06-17-08-16-989) 

Trails, roadways and areas around the fire area have been shut down to protect the Public and create Firefighter Safety.

Check this site through Inciweb, a government agency for the Closure map and areas closed off to the Public here —>  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5025/33709/

Cost-To-Date

$450,000 was of September 13, 2016 (AM post)

Social Media

Hashtags used for this fire are #RockCreekFire  #Yakima  #Naches  #Chinookfest  #RockCreekFireWA  #NWFireBlogWA  #WaWILDFIRE

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(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog (Updated 2100 Hours PDT)