Weekend Washington Wildfires in Spokane County | 1

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – A series of wildfires broke out in Spokane County, Washington this weekend beginning on Friday, June 8, 2018 into Sunday, June 10, 2018 around noon.

Oregon Wildfire

Fire resources were dispatched on Friday, June 8th at 1237 hours PDT to East Oregon Road for a brush fire.  The IC (AR 414) arrived on-scene.  No time of containment or when it was controlled is known but this fire was put out at 0.2 acres.  It is currently in patrol status.

Arrowleaf Spot Fire

Fire crews were deployed on Friday, June 8th around 2330 hours to Arrowleaf Lane.  Crews quickly stopped the forward rate of spread and quickly contained the fire at 0030 hours on June 9, 2018 and putting it out at 0135 hours. 0.01 acres.

Riverside Spot Fire

A fire broke out on Saturday, June 9, 2018, prompting personnel to be dispatched at 0806 hours to the Riverside State Park.  The fire destroyed 0.01 acres of grass and duff.  Crews contained this fire at 0905 hours and put it out at 0910 hours.

Bradshaw Wheat Fire

Crews were dispatched on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 0958 hours for a wildfire burning in Spangle.  AR 63 on-scene.  Limited information received on this fire but we do know a total of 0.01 acres were destroyed.

Social Media

Due to the timing of this article being posted, the day is young for more wildfires and we will do another update if more wildfires are detected.

Public Service Announcement

Please do your part, make sure all of your campfires are completely put out. Fires and winds do not mix and often are the cause of wildfires.

(c)  2018 NW Fire Blog

 

Washington Wildfire: #LoweSpot Quickly Contained

PEONE PRAIRIE, Wash. – A wildfire was reported and fire resources were dispatched by the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center on Sunday, June 3, 2018 around 1037 hours PDT.

The incident occurred in Peone Prairie in Spokane County, Washington.

The fire was quickly contained at 1100 hours and under control by 1130 hours.

It was contained to 0.1 acres and is currently in Patrol Status.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

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

Deep North Fire | Washington | Aug 24 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Smoke above the Deep North Fire

Deep North Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start Date/Cause

The Deep North Fire started Sunday evening from an unknown cause.

Location

Thirty-one miles northeast of Colville, Washington and West of Deep Lake.

Size – Containment

Currently, the fire is said to be at 617 acres and is approximately 15% contained.

RESOURCES

Command

NW IMT team #10.

Fire Response

187 fire personnel are assigned to this incident along resources of 3 crews, 20 engines.

Structures

0 damaged or destroyed reported.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Fire Behavior

Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, flanking and creeping.

Threats

40-50 homes are under Evacuation Level 1.

Under direct threat:  Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) timberlands, local livestock and homes near Deep Lake.

Cost-to-Date

$250,000.00

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this fire as #DeepNorthFire #WaWILDFIRE #NWFireBlogWA

Follow Us!

You can find us at all of these Social Media channels –> @nwfireblog (Twitter) –> The NW Fire Blog (All fires except for CA Fires here on Facebook) and information on CA Wildfires go to —> 2016 CA Wildfires (Facebook).

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Deep North Fire | Washington | Aug 2 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Deep North Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Deep North Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start Date/Cause

The Deep North Fire started on 8/21/2016 around 1430 hours from an unknown cause.  The cause is being thoroughly investigated at this moment.  No preliminary cause(s) is/are known at this time.

Location

The fire is located near Deep Lake Mountain in Stevens County  and approximately 25 miles NE of Colville, Washington.

Size

Currently, the fire is said to be at  800 acres.

Fire Fuels

The fire is burning in heavy brush and Douglas fire stands.

RESOURCES

Command

The NW IMT Team 10 assumed management of this fire at 1800 hours this evening.

Fire Response

Firefighters from Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded with both DNR Type 3 crews and air resources, with the Mutual Aid assistance from a Canadian air tanker dropping retardant.

Equipment / Mutual Aid Resources

There are currently 3 local helicopters with the aid of 3 Canadian Air tankers assisting as air resources.  The amount of air resources on current and future wildfires are dependent on the availability of helicopter due to the high number of consecutive on-going incidents occurring.

THREATS

Structures

There are approximately 50-60 homes that are under Level 2 evacuations around Deep Lakes that are now in effect.

CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS

NE Corner

6300 feet of dozer lines have been completed on the NE corner of the fire.

Fire Behavior

Active fire prompting evacuations.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this fire as #DeepNorthFire #WaWILDFIRE #NWFireBlogWA

Follow Us!

You can find us at all of these Social Media channels –> @nwfireblog (Twitter) –> The NW Fire Blog (All fires except for CA Fires here on Facebook) and information on CA Wildfires go to —> 2016 CA Wildfires (Facebook).

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Deep North Fire | Washington | Aug 21 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date/Cause

The Deep North Fire started Sunday evening from an unknown cause.

Location

The fire is located near Deep Lake Mountain in Stevens County, Washington. (Correction)

Size

Currently, the fire is said to be at 250 acres and growing quickly.

RESOURCES

Fire Response

Firefighters from Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded with both DNR Type 3 crews and air resources, with the Mutual Aid assistance from a Canadian air tanker dropping retardant.

THREATS

Structures

Structures are currently being threatened but no word on Evacuation Alerts for the area.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

We are using the following Hashtags for this fire as #DeepNorthFire #WaWILDFIRE #NWFireBlogWA

Follow Us!

You can find us at all of these Social Media channels –> @nwfireblog (Twitter) –> The NW Fire Blog (All fires except for CA Fires here on Facebook) and information on CA Wildfires go to —> 2016 CA Wildfires (Facebook).

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#SunlandFire Strike Team Makes Progress – May 30, 2016 AM Update

Updated  1000 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire erupted around 1500 hours on Saturday said to have occurred near a popular hiking trail in the area, prompting Level 3 Evacuations.

The GCSO said that the fire was not threatening any crops or the nearby Sasquatch event at the Gorge Amphitheater.

As of this morning, the fire has burned 1,000 acres and is considered as 10% contained. Fire crews will work to complete dozer lines around the fire and conduct mop-up operations.

Evacuation

Around 1530 hours, there was a Level 3 Evacuation issued by the Grant County Sheriffs Office for 10 homes in the Old Vantage Highway and I-90 area.

Mutual Aid Responding

A County-wide page for Grant County fire agencies and equipment to respond.  Quickly following this request, the IC would request a State Mobe of additional resources within Washington State.

These are the resources we know so far that are currently assigned to this incident:

  • Grant County Fire Districts
  • Franklin County Fire District #3
  • Benton County Fire Districts #1 & #2
  • Spokane County Fire District #8
  • Stevens County

Weather Conditions

Current temps are 62-degrees, 32% humidity with no winds and no rain as this morning’s weather update. This definitely should assist Strike Teams in getting an easier handle on the wildfire.

Law Enforcement Officials: Washington State Patrol along with Grant County Sheriff Office. (Credit: GCSO)

Hashtags Used by Social Media

Vantage Fire – #Sunland (We’re using #SunlandFire and #WaWildfires2016)

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#SunlandFire Scorches Hundreds of Acres – May 29, 2016 PM Update

Updated 2005 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire erupted around 1500 hours this afternoon, prompting Level 3 Evacuations.

Incoming fire agencies were brought in as Mutual Aid to assist with the ever fast moving fire.

Evacuation

Around 1530 hours, there was a Level 3 Evacuation by the Grant County Sheriffs Office but appears to have been lowered to Level 2 for 10 homes in the area of Old Vantage Highway and I-90.

Misinformation

Some were saying the fast moving fire was heading straight for the Gorge Amphitheater but the Grant County Sheriffs Office quickly worked to contained rumors.

Misinformation out on the internet included Sunland Estates had been evacuated as one Social Media poster said that their whole community had been told to leave.  The Sheriffs Office said the Sunland Estates were not evacuated.

Many were frightened about seeing the large plumes of smoke, only three miles from the venue and were reporting that some of the individual shows were being cancelled because the wildfire was heading straight for them.  The Sheriffs Office said the fire WAS not coming towards and infact, the fire was moving AWAY from them at a rather high pace.

Mutual Aid Responding

A county-wide page went out for all available fire agencies and wildland fire equipment to respond to the Staging area located at the Silica Ridge Farms, located at 1454 Silica Road, off of I-90.

Day 303 I90 Fire 2015

#I90Fire in 2015. Rotor 9 sits on a grassy noll in the makeshift helibase near the Vantage Bridge. (Credit: 2015 LR Swenson)

The IC requested a State Mobe to respond to the fire.

It appears that firefighters have gained control of the 600-acre sage and grass burning wildfire with some resources going back into service.

Weather Conditions

Current weather conditions for the area the County is 69-degrees with a 0% precipitation with 23% humidity and winds at 23 mph.

Law Enforcement Officials: Washington State Patrol along with Grant County Sheriff Office. (Credit: GCSO)

Other Fires Burning in the State

At the time of this post, there are two (2) other wildfires burning in Washington State. One fire is near Airway Heights (Spokane County) and the other is in Wenatchee (Chelan County).

Hashtags Used by Social Media

Vantage Fire – #Sunland (We’re using #SunlandFire and #WaWildfires2016)

Wenatchee – #WenatcheeFire

Spokane County – #AirwayHeightsFire

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#Breaking – Wildfire #SunlandFire Breaks Out in Vantage Washington

Updated 1615 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

A Level 3 evacuation was issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office around 1500 Hours PDT today, for residents living in the area of Old Vantage Highway and Frenchman Coulee in Vantage Washington.  A Level 3 means, “Leave now.  Danger to Life and Property is Imminent.”

Mutual Aid Responding

A county-wide page went out for all available fire agencies and wildland fire equipment to respond to the Staging area located at the Silica Ridge Farms, located at 1454 Silica Road, off of I-90.

Day 303 I90 Fire 2015

#I90Fire in 2015. Rotor 9 sits on a grassy noll in the makeshift helibase near the Vantage Bridge. (Credit: 2015 LR Swenson)

Nearby Event

There is a large event happening at the Gorge and smoke can be seen but the fire is blowing South of the venue and is not endangering any lives or properties. Due to the high wind, the venue does have their high wind protocols activated, including cancelling some individual shows. The Sasquatch Festival is still ongoing and no evacuations have occurred.

Weather Conditions

The weather has been deemed to be pushing the fire at a higher than expected forward rate prompting some evacuations.   It is now becoming a wind-driven fire.

Current conditions consist of 18 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Law Enforcement briefing at the #SunlandFire in Vantage, Washington. (Credit: Grant County Sheriff Office)

Other Fires Burning in the State

At the time of this post, there are two (2) other wildfires burning in Washington State. One fire is near Airway Heights (Spokane County) and the other is in Wenatchee (Chelan County).

Hashtags Used by Social Media

Vantage Fire – #Sunland (We’re using #SunlandFire and #WaWildfires2016)

Wenatchee – #WenatcheeFire

Spokane County – #AirwayHeightsFire

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

Washington’s Top 5 Scanner Feeds of the Hour | 8pm PDT

Mason County Public Safety – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/14058

  • 119 listeners.
  • Mason County Sheriff & Fire, Shelton Police & Public Works, Squaxin Island Tribal Police, Skokomish Tribal Dept of Public Safety (Police).
  • Stereo Feed: Law on Left Channel, Fire on Right Channel

Spokane County Sheriff / Fire, Spokane City Police / Fire – Digital.  http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/17102

  • 95 listeners
  • Includes Washington State Patrol, and Spokane Valley Fire.

Clark County Public Safety – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/2236.

  • 76 listeners.
  • lark County Public Safety. See notes section for more information.

Stevens County Fire District – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/19949.

  • 48 listeners

Skagit County Police & Fire – http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/4958.

  • 47 listeners.
  • Includes Skagit County Sheriff, Mount Vernon, Burlington, and Sedro-Woolley Police.
  • (((Stereo Feed))) Left = Police, *** Right = Fire and EMS.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

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