WA | Greens Canyon Fire | 2

SIT REP 2 — JUNE 6, 2021 2045 PT

Just after 1400 hours on Sunday, June 6, 2021, several individuals enjoying the afternoon were target practicing and sparked a wildfire.

Attempting to contain the fire themselves and failing to do so, they called 911 to report the incident.

Douglas County Fire District 4 – Orondo Fire Department resources and assets were dispatched immediately to the area off of Greens Canyon Road and about four miles south of the Beebe Bridge in Orondo, Washington.

Upon arrival, they reported a one-acre fire with very active behavior with uphill runs up steep hillsides of the Columbia River.

A 2nd alarm was requested through Rivercom Dispatch Center, prompting a response of 18 apparatus and 56 firefighters to the fire line. Mutual aid represented nearby fire agencies from Douglas, Chelan and Okanogan Counties and included WA DNR (State) and BLM (Federal) resources.

Firefighters were challenged by steep terrain, dry grassy conditions and strong winds. Due to the difficult access point for a hose lay, crews were forced to use hand tools for direct fire attack. Some rainfall help crews contain this fire quickly.

With dried out fuels and strong winds, this fire could have easily spread across the hillsides very quickly but crews were able to egress immediately from time of dispatch until it was put out.

Fire is out and was last listed as six acres.

No injuries to civilians or to firefighters was reported.

No reports of structures being threatened, damaged or destroyed.

The cost-to-date of fire suppression and containment costs are unknown at the time of this post.

Photo Credit — DCFD4 – Orondo FD

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

WA | Greens Canyon Fire | 1

SIT REP 1 — JUNE 6, 2021 — 1600 PT

INCIDENT SUMMARY — Wildfire. burning on Canyon Road in Douglas County, Washington south of Chelan on the Douglas County side, ignited on Sunday afternoon, June 6, 2021.

Fire assets and resources WA DNR CHELAN25, CHELAN61 (C Lyle), E4106, E4107 and E6695 dispatched at 1438 hours PT through the Central Washington Communications Center.

There has been 2.5 acres of grass and brush destroyed. Appears no structures were threatened or active/non-active evacuation orders.

No word on the cause of the fire.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

WA | Wildfire Activity Report

WASHINGTON STATE — The State has been hit hard by wildfires and smoke checks as seen through the eyes of the WildCAD incident log that keeps track of WA DNR deployments. Here is a recap for Saturday, June 5th.

ONGOING FIRES

JOSEPH CANYON FIRE. Started on June 4th in Oregon has now crossed over State lines and is burning in Washington. Check out our separate post on this fire, just released today.

NORTHEAST WASHINGTON INTERAGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

1744 PT — SHADY SLOPE FIRE. Shady Slope Road in Spokane County. 0.1 acre of timber, understory. In patrol status.

1700 PT — HYYTAINEN FIRE. Hyytainen Road. Stevens County. 0.1 acre of timber. Contained and controlled at 1942 hours PT.

1634 PT — MILE MARKER 19 FIRE. Stonelodge. Stevens County. 1 acre of timber, understory. NC41+Crew, NC42+Crew, NC43+Crew, NC44+Crew and NC7303 dispatched. Contained at 2000 hours and controlled at 2230 hours PT.

1559 PT — RAMBO FIRE. Janes Lane. Spokane County. 55 acres of timber, understory. AR7405 and NC7306 dispatched. 100% lined at 2033 hours. Crews staffing fire overnight. — See our separate post on this wildfire —

Credit: SCFD10 – Rambo Fire

1542 PT — TWO HORSE STRIKE FIRE. 2nd Horse Way. Okanogan County. 0.1 acre. Grass and timber. Contained at 1630 hours. Contained at 1800 hours PT.

1502 PT — BOOGS PIT FIRE. Sherman Road. Stevens County. 0.3 acres of slash, blowdown. Contained 1700 hours PT. Controlled 1940 hours PT.

1424 PT — RIDGE STRIKE FIRE. Ridgeback Way in Okanogan County. 0.1 acre. Grass, shrub and timber litter. Contained 1710 hours. Controlled 1830 hours. In Patrol status.

1311 PT — OSBORN FIRE. Osborn Bay in Grant County. C6201, DIV6101, DIV6102, E6696, LOA15, Patro604 dispatched and are staffing the fire overnight. 50 acres.

GRANT COUNTY BURN BAN IS IN EFFECT

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1036 PT — DEER VALLEY FIRE. Deer Valley Road. Pend Oreille County. 0.1 grass and shrub. Contained at 1120 hours. Controlled at 1130 hours PT.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON INTERAGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

2015 PT — MCKAY CREEK. Smoke Check. McKay Reservoir. Umatilla County.

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WA | Wildfire Activity Report

It was a busy day filled with WA DNR Fire Activity throughout several Counties via the Northeast Washington Interagency Communications Center. Here is a recap on Friday as of 2100 hours PT.

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JOHNSON FIRE. 1739 PT. Johnson Road. Stevens County. 0.1 acre. Grass. Contained 1810 PT. Controlled 1830 PT.

SHERWOOD FIRE. 1624 PT. Sherwood Loop. Stevens County. 0.25 acres. In patrol status.

GRAY ROAD FIRE. 1430 PT. Gray Road. Pend Oreille. 0.1 acre. Timber/Understory. Contained 1630 PT. Controlled 17135 hours PT.

RIVERSIDE FIRE. 1415 PT. Riverside. Okanogan County. 71.4 acres. Grass, shrub. 60% lined. Forward progression stopped at 1747 hours PT Resources: C 93 A E 692 HI 40+Crew HI 7102 HI 7104 HI 7112 SO 60 SO 7201 SO 7202 SO 7203 SO 7208 SO 7210 W Zone 10. — OPEN Incident —

SHORE ACRES FIRE. 1351 PT. Loon Lake. Stevens County. 10 acres. Timber/understory. Crews working on finishing handline. 95% approx lined. Resources – AR 25 AR 26 AR 32 AR 7401 AR 7403 AR 7407 C 6201 E Zone 10 NC 41+Crew NC 42+Crew NC 43+Crew NC 44+Crew. — OPEN Incident —

DIVISION FIRE. 1248 PT. Hatch Road. Spokane County. 1 acre. Contained 1350 PT. Controlled 1500 hours PT. Patrol status.

TACOMA SEVEN FIRE. 1021 PT. Tacoma Creek. Pend Oreille County. 0.1 acre. Timber, litter. Contained 1155 PT. Controlled 1307 PT.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/4/2021 2210 PT

Pierce County Fire Intensifies

PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON —- A brush fire is burning at an auto wrecking yard in the 12900 block of 62nd Avenue East in Puyallup that prompted a large fire response from the Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.

The incident is named the 128TH COMMAND.

Resources were dispatched on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 1746 hours PT.

Credit: Central Pierce F&R

Units include BC61, BC72, CHF603, E60, E61, E63, E64, E65, E67, E68, E71, E72, E73, E95, FM9909, L61, L72, M61, M63, M67, PIO645.

The fire building is the South Hill Auto & Truck Wrecking Junk yard located in the 6300 block of 128th Street East in Puyallup. This business provides truck parts, scrap metal and car parts to its clients.

About resources from Central Pierce Fire & Rescue:

Station 60 — Built in the late 1970’s is located at 17520 22nd Avenue East, Spanaway.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic Unit
  • 1 Utility vehicle
  • 1 REHAB unit
  • 1 Brush Truck
  • Training tower and classroom

Station 61 — Constructed in the 1960’s is located at 103 114th Street South, Parkland.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Ladder truck
  • 1 Medic unit
  • 1 Command vehicle (Battalion Chief)
  • 1 Rescue vehicle
  • Admin offices for Battalion Chiefs

Station 63 — Newly built in 2017, is located at 1704 97th Street East, Midland.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit

Station 64 — Built in 1986, is located at 3421 224th Street East, Elk Plain.

  • 1 Engine

Station 65 — Built in 2006, is located at 301 146th Street South, Parkland.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit
  • Water Rescue unit
  • PCSORT – Pierce County Special Ops Team – for structural collapse

Station 67 – Newly built station in 2008, is located at 8005 Canyon Road East, Summit.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit
  • 1 Water Tender
  • 1 Medical Services Officer (MSO)
  • Nearby is the Training Division office and training tower

Station 68 – Built in 2006 is located at 5401 136th Street East, Summit.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit (part-time)

Station 71 – Constructed in 1992 and funded with a Public Safety bond, this station is located at 902 7th Street NW in Puyallup.

  • 1 Ladder truck
  • 1 Medic unit
  • 1 Rescue unit (Special Ops)
  • 1 Marine rescue unit
  • Public Education
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Investigation Unit

Station 72 – Newly built station. Located at 3809 5th Street Southeast in Puyallup. Unknown apparatus and equipment here.

Station 73 – Built in the 1960’s but remodeled in 1990’s. Mostly home to the Puyallup Police Department but the Fire Department occupies 5,000 square feet.

  • 1 Engine
  • Fire and EMS

Station 95 – Graham Fire & Rescue – Pierce County Fire Protection District #21 is located at 18721 78th Avenue East in Puyallup was built in 2010.

  • 1 Engine
  • 1 Medic unit

Some units were starting to go back into service at 2015 hours PT. Command began demobing the incident leaving one Division in place (Delta) and with some resources.

This fire is still burning an unknown number of buses and cars in the junk yard.

Fire officials are focusing on the water runoff and will be meeting up with the Department of Ecology for mitigation strategies.

Firefighters’ tireless efforts saved a nearby multiplex.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Unknown if there were any injuries to firefighters and/or citizens.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – updated 5/31/2021 2020 PT

WA | Boundary Ridge Fire | Final

UPDATE 2 (FINAL) | MAY 31, 2021 | 1010 HOURS PT

CHELAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE — A wildfire named the BOUNDARY RIDGE FIRE is burning off of NF 500 and southeast of Wedge Mountain.

CREW-74, E-4104 and E-4105 were dispatched via the Central Washington Comm Center on Sunday, May 30th at 1441 hours PT.

There has been 0.1 acres of grass, shrub and timber burned.

IC Gonzalez (E4015) is the Incident Commander.

Fire contained on May 30th at 1951 hours PT and controlled at 2030 hours.

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WA | Boundary Ridge Fire | 1

CHELAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE — A wildfire named the BOUNDARY RIDGE FIRE is burning off of NF 500 and southeast of Wedge Mountain.

CREW-74, E-4104 and E-4105 were dispatched via the Central Washington Comm Center on Sunday, May 30th at 1441 hours PT.

There has been 0.5 acres of grass, shrub and timber burned.

IC Gonzalez (E4015) is the Incident Commander.

It is unknown what sparked this blaze.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/30/2021 1710 PT

WA | Frosty Creek Road

OKANOGAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON — A smoke check has prompted the WA DNR-NEC dispatch center to deploy HI 7112 to the area on Frosty Creek Road. The unit along with unknown resources were deployed at 1616 hours PT on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Resources were en route to the area at 1619 hours PT.

This is a new incident. We will update as soon as information is received or there is significant fire activity.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/30/2021 1658 PT

WA | Rail Fire | 3

SIT REP 3 | MAY 23, 2021 | 1305 PT

The RAIL FIRE is located on Rail Canyon Road in Stevens County, that was sparked by an unknown ignition on Saturday, May 22nd.

The Incident # is NES-1583.

Resources AR29, AR7401 and 7412 were dispatched at 1845 hours PT on Saturday for a smoke check to Rail Canyon Road that would quickly turn into a wildfire incident.

Units arrived at 1945 hours PT, which were dispatched via the WA DNR Dispatch Center.

The IC is Saul Bergman.

About 0.1 acre of slash blowdown has been burned. The incident is currently staffed.

Limited information is available.

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WA | Rail Fire | 2

SIT REP 2 | MAY 22, 2021 | 2032 PT

Resources AR29, AR7401 and 7412 were dispatched at 1845 hours PT for a smoke check to Rail Canyon Road has now turned into a wildfire incident.

Both the size of the fire and containment status are unknown at the time of this post.

Units arrived at 1945 hours PT, which were dispatched via the WA DNR Dispatch Center.

The IC is Saul Bergman.

The Incident #NES-1583.

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