NW Wildfires Rage On | Sit Rep 1

Thank you for following and reading our Fire Blog posts about wildfires burning in both the States of Washington and Oregon.

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We are currently tracking 25 wildfires and will be adding/deleting as information is received. Wishing you all safety, prayers and thoughts. 

WASHINGTON STATE

1. WAWAWAI CANYON FIRE – WA NDR

SW of Pullman off of Wawawai Road, Whitman County. Last known acreage 0.1 acre. Brush and grass. Started 9/12/2020 at 0125 PT.  Cause unknown, under investigation.  County Sheriff states they are in mop-up operations for the next few days.

PC:  Whitman Co Sheriff Office

2. INCHELIUM COMPLEX FIRE – BIA. Colville Agency

3 wildfires. 17,086 acres. 33% contained. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching.  17,086 acres. 33% contained. 343 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helo. 13 structures destroyed or damaged. $1.1 Million CTD.

PC:  BIA

Shows the kind of fire behavior described as backing fire.

3. BIG HOLLOW FIRE – USFS. Guilford-Pinchot NF

20 miles of Stevenson. 12,050 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and flanking. 161 personnel.  6 crews, 9 engines. $150k CTD.

PC:  USFS

Big Hollow Fire - September 9

4. WHITNEY FIRE – WA DNR NE Region.

6 miles NW of Davenport.  Managing 3 fires: Whitney, Babb and Manning Road. 123,893 acres. 35%  contained.  150 personnel. 1 crew, 21 engines, 1 helicopter. 50 structures lost.  $915K CTD.

5. BABB MTN FIRE – WA DNR NE Region.

30 miles from Colfax. 15,266 acres. 25% contained. 63 personnel. 11 engines. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. 223 structures lost. $401K CTD.

PC:  WA DNR

Malden city flag pole survived the fire.

6. MANNING ROAD FIRE – WA DNR NE Region

5 miles NW from Colfax.  2,685 acres. 65% contained. 51 personnel, 1 crew and 10 engines. Min fire behavior with torching, creeping and smoldering. 4 structures lost. $133K CTD.

7. APPLE ACRES FIRE – WA DNR – SE Region

3 miles NE of Chelan. 5,753 acres. 93% contained. 103 personnel. 4 crews, 10 engines. $782K CTD.

8. PEARL HILL FIRE – WA FMO

13 miles from Okanogan.  219,956 acres. 64% contained. 528 personnel. 13 crews, 60 engines.  55 structures lost.  Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and creeping. $1.3M CTD.

PC:  Cole Massey

High winds on September 8th caused the Pearl Hill Fire to spread rapidly across grass and low shrub lands, closing many local highways.

9. EVANS CANYON FIRE – WA DNR – SE Region

8 miles from Naches.  75,817 acres. 90% contained.  89 personnel. 2 crews and 8 engines. 12 structures lost. Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering and creeping. $10.1M CTD.

PC:  Spokane Valley FD

Fire engine and patches of flame in scrubland at night.

10. COLD SPRINGS FIRE – WA DNR

4 miles SE of Omak. 187,689 acres. 40% contained. 290 personnel. 5 crews, 38 engines and 1 helicopter. 25 structures lost. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and backing. $1.4M CTD.

PC:  BIA

Cold Springs 9-6-20

11. CUSTOMS RD FIRE – WA DNR – NE Region

1 mile NW of Curlew. 2,208 acres. 30% contained. 94 personnel. 2 crews and 12 engines. 55 structures lost. Active fire behavior with single tree torching, creeping and backing. $800K CTD.

12. SUMNER GRADE – WA FMO

4 miles W of Sumner (Pierce County). 800 acres. 50% contained. 4 structures lost. 68 personnel. 21 engines. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering and single tree torching. $150K CTD.

OREGON

13. TWO FOUR TWO FIRE – USFS -Fremont-Winema NF

6 miles from Chiloquin. 14,450 acres. 7% contained. 340 personnel. 3 crews, 34 engines and 4 helicopters. 35 structures destroyed. $2.1M CTD.

Evacuations/Road Closures –> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7159/

PC: Chiloquin FD

A Chiloquin Fire & Rescue truck is framed by the glow of fire in the near distance. A firefighter is also visible, walking alongside the truck.

14. ECHO MTN COMPLEX

4 miles East of Lincoln City. 2,435 acres. 0% contained. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, isolated torching and backing. 305 personnel including 10 crews and 26 engines. 100 structures destroyed. $327K CTD.

15. BRATTAIN FIRE – USFS – Fremont-Winema NF

8 miles from Paisley. 8,000 acres. 0% contained. 90 personnel with 15 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Active fire with short crown runs, group torching and spotting. $1.5M CTD.

PC:  USFS

16. STAR MTN LANE FIRE – ODF – Central Unit

3 miles NW of Glide.  48,000 acres. 9% contained. 86 personnel. 3 crews, 15 engines and 5 helos. $750K CTD.

17. RIVERSIDE FIRE – USFS – Mt Hood NF

8 miles SE of Estacada. 132,545 acres. 0% contained. Timber, brush and short grass. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, single tree torching and isolate torching. 246 personnel. 7 crews, 8 engines and 3 helicopters. 53 structures lost. $500K CTD.

PC: USFS

Riverside Fire from La Dee Flats

18. BEACHIE CREEK FIRE – USFS – WILLAMETTE NF

6 miles N of Detroit. 186,988 acres. 0% contained. 532 personnel. 11 crews 39 engines and 7 helos. Moderate fire behavior with spotting and backing.

PC: USFS

Beachie Creek smoke plume with Opal Lake in the forground

19. S OBENCHIAN FIRE – BLM

5 miles E of Eagle Point. 29,432 acres. 20% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, grass and torching. 486 personnel. 15 crews, 22 engines, 12 helicopters. 19 structures lost. $2.3M CTD.

PC : BLM

A bull dozer and helicpter work in tandem on a control line.

20. HOLIDAY FARM FIRE – ODF

35 miles E of Eugene.  156,708 acres. 0% contained. 538 personnel. 11 crews, 61 engines, 4 helicopters. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and backing. $1.4M CTD.

PC:  ODF

Holiday Farm Fire 9/8/2020

21. LIONSHEAD FIRE – BIA – WARM SPRINGS

25 miles W of Warm  Springs. 136,346 acres. 5% contained. active fire with flanking, torching and short-range spotting. 1193 personnel.  45 crews, 51 engines and 11 helicopters. $14.3M CTD.

PC:  BLM

22. WHITE RIVER FIRE – USFS – MT HOOD NF

25 miles W of Wamic. 17,383 acres. 70% contained.  714 personnel. 18 crews, 26 engines. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  $20.9M CTD.

PC:  USFS

Paved road boardered by fores with heavy smoke coming from one side of the road

23. P515 FIRE – BIA – WARM SPRINGS

17 miles W of Warming Springs. 4,609 acres. 95% contained. 279 personnel. 6 crews, 15 engines. Minimal fire behavior. $7.8M CTD.

PC:  Erica Wisner

Tree torching at night Photo credit: Erica Wisner

24. ALAMEDA DRIVE FIRE – ODF

1 mile N of Ashland.  3,200 acres. 33% contained. 107 personnel. 2 crews, 12 engines and 2 helos. Active fire behavior with backing and creeping. 700 structures lost. $501K CTD.

25. ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

20 miles from Glide. 115,857 acres. 0% contained. 369 personnel. 6 crews, 14 engines and 1 helicopter. 52 structures lost. Active fire behavior with long-range spotting, group torching and short crow runs. $359K CTD.

PC:  BLM

red plume visible from behind a mountain

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/12/2020 1815 PT

 

 

 

PALMER FIRE | OKANOGAN CO WA | SIT REP 3

SIT REP 3 | 8/20/2020

PALMER FIRE
Washburn Road
5 mi ESE of Loomis
Okanogan County, Washington State
Start 8/18/2020 1500 PT

Photo Credit | Wikipedia

Incident Summary
Reported at 1451 PT  on August 18, 2020 as being half way up Washburn Lake Road towards Washburn Lake.
DNR quickly mobilized, bringing in numerous air and ground resources. The winds were shifting driving the fire in all directions, consuming grass, scrubs and trees.
At 4 PM a level 2 evacuation was issued over Okanogan County Alerts as Okanogan County Sheriff’s Deputies, Fish and Wildlife Officers along with Border Patrol Agents made door to door notifications for persons south and west of Wannacut Lake.
By 1800 hours PT the fire was still progressing in all directions and was estimated at 1000 acres.
At 2050 PT, a level 3 evacuation was issued over Okanogan County Alerts as law enforcement made door-to-door notifications for the area west of Wannacut Lake, including Wannacut Lake Road from Ellis Barnes Road in the north, south to Richards Road.  (Presser/NE WA IMT)

The map below:

Estimated fire perimeter map for Palmer. Adjusted acres is 11,191. This is a rough outline that is subject to change with better GIS data and mapping. An infrared flight has been ordered for tonight, but it is not guaranteed to happen.
This map shows the fire perimeter (red), level 3 evacuation area (pink), and level 2 evacuation area (yellow). The black dots are known structures. There could be others not showing on this map.
No photo description available.

PC | NE WA IMT

Current Status
Fire has scorched the BLM-Spokane District land in the amount of 11,191 acres of brush and grass.  It has destroyed 30 or more structures. There is a 0% containment status.
Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized mobilization of state firefighting resources on August 19, 2020, at 9:45 am at the request of Fire Chief Darryl Perry, Okanogan County Fire District 10
Fire is moving towards the Canadian border and can be seen on the other side, prompting multiple emergency reporting and calls.
FIRE FACT
2015:  WA Governonr Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency due to wildfire. It comes 5 years to the day that 3 firefighters were killed in Twisp during the OKANOGAN COMPLEX. (PALMER FIRE has similarities to the Compex Fire)
Fire behavior is extreme and has a fast-moving rate of spread.
A NW IMT Team 6 (Sheldon) has been ordered to manage the incident.
Evacuations – Level 3 (GO NOW!)
  • Wannacut Lake Road at Ellemeham Mountain Road
  • Ellis Barns Road at Loomis-Oroville Road
  • Blue Lake Road at Lake Front Road
  • Washburn Lake Road at Loomis-Oroville Road to Ellis Barnes Road
  • Ellemeham Mountain Road to Ellis Barnes Road
  • Loomis-Oroville Road from Toats Coulee Road to Chopaka Road
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PC | Fire

Fire Weather
Fire continues to burn actively today. I am very concerned about the potential for fire spread tomorrow. Although humidities will be 30-35%, sustained winds could reach 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph, pushing the fire further north. Fuels here are very dry! – WA Fire MET
Resources
There are 398 personnel assigned to the incident.  Fire management is under a NE WA Team 3, IMT.
The State Emergency Operations Center at Camp Murray will remain activated to Level 1 to help coordinate state assistance for the Palmer Fire. State Fire Marshal’s Office personnel are en route to the scene to coordinate dispatch of resources
Resources: AA 2QM AA 4TS AR 27 BC 32 BC 601 BC 603 C 6201 DNR 33 E 6695 E 692 FB 201 FB 202 FB 244 FB 245 FP 18 H 344 HB 171PL HI 25 (IC) HI 26 HI 27 HI 60 HI 7102 HI 7103 HI 7104 HI 7106 HI 7108 HI 7110 HI 7112 SO 30 T 102 T 152
Incident Cooperators:  WA IMET, WA National Guard, District firefighters, DNR, BLM.
Through the Eyes of Social Media

A bad fire situation in the state…exactly 5 years to the day after 3 firefighters died in Twisp during the Okanogan County Complex. – News Media

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/20/2020 2215 PT

PALMER FIRE | OKANOGAN CO WA | SIT REP 2

SIT REP 2 | 8/18/2020

PALMER FIRE 
Washburn Road
5 mi ESE of Loomis
Okanogan County, Washington State
Dispatched 8/18/2020 1456 PT

Photo Credit | Wikipedia

Call Log – Fire Operations 
8/18/2020 2234 PT | Okanogan County local fire units are managing the fire.
8/18/2020 2233 PT | Units are starting to pull out of the area near the lake.   Fire moving East and South. South Oak Dozer has arrived on-scene. Heading to the Lake and to do triage.
 
8/18/2020 2227 PT | IC advises units to be closer to their rigs if the fire shifts to the east. It could go that way any moment. Currently it is burning east AND south, extreme and fast-moving. South Oak unit 27 arrived o/s, to Triage on side of Watauga Lake.
 
8/18/2020 2225 PT | Evacuees who are seeking out an evacuation shelter can receive assistance through the American Red Cross. This is for anyone evacuating from this fire in Okanogan County. Their phone # is 509-670-5331.
 
8/18/2020 2209 | IC requests 3 strike team brush truck types 4, 5, 6 for Structure protection for tonight. Div Alpha | Burning NW, spotting, spreading. Lines challenged.
 
8/18/2020 2105 PT | Wildlife Ofcr in area can see fire coming over the ridge down to Watauga Lake. He is at Blue Lake. Dispatch advises to be cautious, fire is reportedly having destroyed some unk structures, it is fast-moving fire.
 
8/18/2020 2100 PT | Dozers are working on top near Palmer. Section 20 of the map.
 
8/18/2020 2057 PT | Fire is spreading downhill in a drainage towards Watauga Lake Rd. Sheriff Deputies are now going door-to-door to homes on the W side of the road, along the shore making evacuation notifications. There is only about a 30 min ETA or less before reaches this area. LEAVE NOW.
 
8/18/2020 2047 PT | Head of Fire- Div 601 states he is 3/4 mile on Tinkham (?) Rd. 8 primary homes are defensible. Looking for Strike team for structure protection. IC notified a Task Force Leader just showed up with a Trainee.
 
8/18/2020 2038 PT | Dispatch notified IC/Ops Okanogan Co FD4 available with brush trucks to do structure protection. IC was located on Rainbow Lake.
 
8/18/2020 1456 PT | Assets and personnel dispatched by NE WA Interagency Dispatch Center. Fire is NW of Swash Creek. Helos were dipping out of Palmer Lake.
Resources
 
Resources: AA 2QM AA 4TS AR 27 BC 32 BC 601 BC 603 C 6201 DNR 33 E 6695 E 692 FB 201 FB 202 FB 244 FB 245 FP 18 H 344 HB 171PL HI 25 (IC) HI 26 HI 27 HI 60 HI 7102 HI 7103 HI 7104 HI 7106 HI 7108 HI 7110 HI 7112 SO 30 T 102 T 152

Evacuations in Effect

LEVEL 2 | BE READY | South and West of Wannacut Lake.  Correction on Lake name.  Should be Wannacut Lake from incorrect name of Watauga Lake.

Evacuation Shelter – If you need shelter, please contact the AMERICAN RED CROSS by calling them at 509-670-5331.

Through the Eyes of Social Media

Fire being reported by Residents, seen from these locations:

  • Aenas Lookout, flames were seen running uphill.
  • Hwy 7 at 6 Miles S. Looking west and northwest.
  • From Palmer Lake
  • From Loomis
  • Hwy 7 and Ernie Robinson, Oroville
  • Cherry Street in Oroville
  • From Omak airport

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/18/2020 – 2300 PT

PALMER FIRE | OKANOGAN CO WA | SIT REP 1

PALMER FIRE

Photo Credit | WA DNR

SIT REP 1 | 8/18/2020

Incident Summary

A wildfires is burning about 5 miles ESE of Loomis, Washington State.

Fire assets were dispatched via the Northeast Washington Interagency Dispatch Center on Tuesday at 1456 hours PT to the Washburn Road area in Okanogan County, Washington.

Fire is northwest of Swash Creek.

Incident #SPD-1947

Current Status

The fire behavior currently is extreme with running, backing, torching and spotting, as it reaches areas with timber and structures in its path.  It is currently running down the hillside towards Watauga Lake Road and Blue Lake.

Division Zulu | Crews have line around structures and it is holding. They are doing really well. (2133 PT)

Resources 

WA DNR resources and assets include AA 2QM AA 4TS AR 27 BC 32 BC 601 BC 603 C 6201 DNR 33 E 6695 E 692 FB 201 FB 202 FB 244 FB 245 FP 18 H 344 HB 171PL HI 25 (IC) HI 26 HI 27 HI 60 HI 7102 HI 7103 HI 7104 HI 7106 HI 7108 HI 7110 HI 7112 SO 30 T 102 T 152 W Zone 10 quickly arrived on-scene of a wildfire at 1517 hours, Tuesday afternoon.

Incident Command looking for air resources for Wednesday: 4 additional fire bosses, multiple Type 1 and 2 helicopters, 3 LAT and 1 lead planes. Says its been difficult for air resources due to high competition/demand from the State of Oregon.

Evacuations in Effect

LEVEL 2 | BE READY | South and West of Watauga Lake.

Wildfire Preparedness Level Escalated

Nationally speaking,

The National Multi Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC) will elevate the National Preparedness Level has been increased to 5 (PL5), effective at 2000 MST, August 18 due to significant fire activity occurring in multiple geographical areas, an increase in incident management teams being committed and heavy commitment of shared resources to large fires nationally.
Given the continuing hot and dry weather and the increase in initial attack and large fires in the western U.S., the decision to move to Preparedness Level 5 depicts the complexity that fire managers are encountering to assure that adequate firefighting resources are available for protection of life, property and our nation’s natural resources.
PL5 is the highest level of wildland fire activity. Several geographic areas are experiencing large, complex wildland fire incidents, which have the potential to exhaust national wildland firefighting resources. At least 80 percent of the country’s IMTs and wildland firefighting personnel are committed to wildland fire incidents. At this level, all fire-qualified employees become available for wildfire response.
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Photo Credit | Joe Bradshaw/BLM

Through the Eyes of Social Media

Fire being reported by Residents, seen from these locations:

  • Aenas Lookout, flames were seen running uphill.
  • Hwy 7 at 6 Miles S. Looking west and northwest.
  • From Palmer Lake
  • From Loomis
  • Hwy 7 and Ernie Robinson, Oroville
  • Cherry Street in Oroville
  • From Omak airport

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/18/2020 – 2140 PT

SMOKE CHECK | 9 MILE FALLS | WASHINGTON

Nine Mile Falls, Washington

WA DNR Resources AR 29, AR 7408 and AR 7409 were dispatched on Tuesday evening around 1834 PT to the Nine Mile Falls area in Stevens County.

As of the dispatch time, already 0.1 acre has been reportedly scorched.

Incident #NES-1953.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/18/2020 1900 PT

Badger Lake Fires | Sit Rep 1

UPDATE 1 | AUGUST 16, 2020

There are four wildfires burning near Cheney and the Badger and Williams Lakes in the Spokane County area of Eastern portion of the State of Washington.

Fire 1.  6 acres. Threatening structures.

Fire 2.  8 acres.

Fire 3.  1-2 acres.

Fire 4.  Forward progression has been stopped.

Resources are all on-scene at each fire. Around 1915 hours, DNR states that all four fires were at a combined 40 acres with flames spreading quickly into forested areas.

At 1950, the fire had grown to more than 200 acres and still growing.

The WA Fire Marshal’s Office approved on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 1950 hours PT to deploy a State Mobilization of mutual aid consisting of additional resources and equipment.

Structure protection was implemented immediately to shield structures in the Badger Lake Community.

Evacuations are in effect for the following impacted areas:

  • Williams Lake Road

Fire Weather from NWS Spokane states Light showers continue to move into the region with the chance for isolated lightning. Winds are breezy, but expected to pick up later tonight. Also – smoke from fires south of Cheney is showing up on the radar. (2015 PT)

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/16/2020 2030 PT

NORTHWEST WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO BURN | JULY 31 2020 | AM REPORT

Wildfires continue to plague the great Pacific Northwest States of Washington and Oregon.   Here is the AM recap for both states combined.

Photo Credit | Forest Service NW

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It is heating up throughout the Northwest with hot dry weather and firefighters are asking for your help. They are asking you to know where campfires are allowed and how to put them out. Always drown them with water and make sure they are cold to the touch. Never leave fires unattended.

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WASHINGTON STATE

ANGLIN  | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-NE Region. 10 miles E of Tonasket and 12 miles NE of Riverside. Timber and short grass. Min fire behavior with smoldering. Cause under investigation. Homes threatened. Evacuation orders lifted.  1,728 acres. 80% contained. 358 total personnel. 8 crews, 23 engines, 2 helos. 3 structures destroyed. Cooperators:  Okanogan County DEM, Okanogan Co Fire District and the Okanogan Co Sheriff’s Office. $1.2 Million CTD.

BOZY CREEK  | WILDFIRE

Capitol Forest. Thurston County.  IC Aschenbrenner. E8201, E8203, Hart, Provencher on-scene. Dispatched 0200 PT. 2 acres. Slash fire fuels. SPS Dispatch Center.

COLOCKUM | WILDFIRE

WA DNR-SE Region. Started on private land 10 miles SE of Wenatchee and near Malaga. Brush and grass fire fuels. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures still threatened. 2,967 acres. 94% contained. State mobe was approved on July 24th but have since downgraded.  36 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. 1 structure lost. $2.4 Million CTD.

COULEE MEADOWS | WILDFIRE

Near Sagebrush Flat and 18 miles NW of Ephrata.  Douglas County. Grass and sage brush. Very difficult terrain. Cause unknown.  Active fire behavior. Fire burning along Moses Coulee Rd, milepost 7. 600 acres. 0% contained. Approved for engines, crews, dozers via WA State Fire Marshal’s Office for State Mobe.

Cooperators: Grant Co FD13, Douglas County FD, BLM OR/WA, Grant Co FD5, SE WA Interagency IMT.

LEVEL 1 EVACUATIONS –> homes N of fire to Rd 3 SW; East of fire to Rd C SW and to Division Rd. Orders being made by the Douglas County Sheriffs Office.

CEDAR CREEK | SMOKE CHECK

Cedar Creek. Pend Oreille County. NC 7302 dispatched 0943 PT.  NEC Dispatch Center.

CHIKAMIN | WILDFIRE

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. 30 acres. Dispatched 0823 PT.  Light smoke seen in the area to the north of Lake Wenatchee. It is burning in steep high country about 10 miles of Plain.

Photo Credit | Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue

No threats to structures. Winds pushing to the west. No resources showing in WA DNR CAD system. Cooperators: CWC Dispatch Center and Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue PIO.

CONGER | WILDFIRE

Conconully. Okanogan County. Dispatched 0459 PT.  HI 7205 (IC) along with AR 7402, HI 31, NC 7305, SO 27, 60, 7205, 7208 and 7211.  Call came in as multiple slash piles on fire in West Fork Salmon Creek.   Cooperators:  Okanogan, Omak and Conconully FD. Resources on-scene. 1.32 acres. NEC Dispatch  Center.

EAGLE ROCK | WILDFIRE

Mirabeau Park. Spokane County.  Dispatched 0845 PT. Contained 0846 and controlled at 0900 PT. Incident #NES-1763/AEK-221. NEC Dispatch Center.

EASTON RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

South of South Peak. Kittitas County. Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest. Dispatched 1151 T. No resources on it yet from DNR. CWC Dispatch Center.

HOLMES CREEK | WILDFIRE

Central  Washington. 0.1 acre. Grass, brush, slash, duff.  IC Lucas King. Dispatched 0912 PT. Contained and controlled 0927 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

NORTH MARY | WILDFIRE

Springdale. Stevens County.  Dispatched 0237 PT.

On July 29th at 1738 PT, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office states:  There’s been 3 suspicious fires near Mary Walker School in Springdale this week. Tip Line #800-572-0947 and report it immediately.

PANTHER RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Dispatched 1011 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet. CWC Dispatch Center.

PEACHES RIDGE | SMOKE CHECK

Peaches Ridge. Kittitas County.  E 4202, 4203, 4204, SE Sewell. Dispatched 0814 PT. CWC Dispatch Center.

TRAIL 1377 | SMOKE CHECK

Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest.  Dispatched 1010 PT. No resources showing dispatched as of yet.  CWC Dispatch Center.

OREGON

BEN YOUNG FIRE

ODF-Lake Unit. 13 miles S of Paisley.  Timber, brush and short grass. Min fire behavior burning on steep slopes with grass and brush. Creeping and smoldering. Infrastructures and buildings threatened.  Started 7/21/2020 1300 PT. Cause unknown, under investigation. Closures in effect.

Photo Credit | USFS

Ben Young Fire advancing up Myers Butte on the day it started

1,249 acres. 95% contained. 35 total personnel. 1 crew and 3 engines. $2.3 Million CTD.

DRAGON ROCK FIRE

BLM-Lakeview District. 30 miles E of Christmas Valley. Brush and short grass. Min fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  858 acres. 75% contained. 37 total personnel.1 crew and 4 engines. $300K CTD.

MATLOCK FIRE

USFS-Umatilla NF. 13 miles NW of Ukiah. Dry grass and downed-and-downed Timber. Start 7/28/2020. Lightning caused.  Active fire behavior with crowning, group and single-tree torching. Homes threatened.  85 acres. 40% contained.

Photo Credit | Umatilla NF

Aerial view of the Matlock Fire on July 29, 2020, showing successful retardant drops slowing fire growth.

147 total personnel. 4 hand crews, 7 engines, dozers and 3 helos. IC: Gabe Hale, NE OR Interagency Type 3 IMT.  $650K CTD.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/31/2020 1215 PT

WA WILDFIRE | SOUTH PINE FIRE | OKANOGAN COUNTY | 2

SOUTH PINE FIRE

Update 2

A wildfire is burning on Pine Creek Road, just southwest of Tonaset in Okanogan County, Washington State.

Photo Credit | WA DNR

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Resources C 93 A DNR 33 E 691 E 692 HI 25 HI 27 HI 30 HI 31 HI 40+Crew HI 7104 HI 7108 HI 7109 HI 7110 SO 60 (IC) SO 7205 SO 7207 SO 7209 were dispatched on Wednesday afternoon at 1548 PT via the Northeast Washington Communications Center.

They were quickly on-scene by 1616 PT.

Fire burned approximately 240 acres is 95% contained.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT(S)

This weekend is going to be a hot one and fire danger is high fire.  Please use extreme caution and follow all burn restrictions to help prevent wildfires.” – WA DNR Wildfire

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog | 2| 7/23/2020 | 1600 PT

WA (New!) WILDFIRE | COYOTE ROCK FIRE | 1

COYOTE ROCK FIRE

Update 1

 A smoke check call turned wildfire is burning on Upriver Drive in an unknown County in Washington State.  From alittle research, it appears this may be in the Spokane Valley (Spokane County) area but we will have to wait until the DNR CAD incident has been updated.

AR25, AR62, AR7407 were dispatched on Wednesday night around 2114 PT.  They were quickly on-scene at 2123 PT.

This fire incident has been named the COYOTE ROCK FIRE.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog –  July 22, 2020 2320 PT

WA (New!) WILDFIRE | SOUTH PINE FIRE | OKANOGAN COUNTY | 1

SOUTH PINE FIRE

Update 1

A wildfire is burning on Pine Creek Road in Okanogan County, Washington State.

Resources C 93 A DNR 33 E 691 E 692 HI 25 HI 27 HI 30 HI 31 HI 40+Crew HI 7104 HI 7108 HI 7109 HI 7110 SO 60 (IC) SO 7205 SO 7207 SO 7209 were dispatched on this afternoon at 1548 PT via the Northeast Washington Communications Center.  They were quickly on-scene at 1616 PT.

About 240 acres have been destroyed.  The containment status is unknown at this time.

Limited information.  We will post another update when more information is released.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 1 – July 22, 2020 2300 PT