Edmonds Chimney Fire Quickly Contained

EDMONDS, WASHINGTON STATE | 1-30-2021 1752 PT

Firefighters were dispatched to the 5600 block of 145th Street Southwest to a chimney reported extending inside the home just after 1730 hours PT.

Units A15, B21, E15, E23, E25, M15, MSO21, TR21, B15, L14 were dispatched from Snohomish County Fire Districts.

Dispatch relayed heavy black smoke was seen from the home but due to quick egress efforts, firefighters successfully stopped the fire within ten minutes from the original dispatched time. The timer was stopped after the fire was out.

A Fire Investigator was en route to the fire ground.

Cause of the fire and dollar amount for property loss was known at the time of this post.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Warden Potato Fire Knocked Down

WARDEN, WASHINGTON

Update 4 | 1/22/2021 0710 PT

A large fire ignited in the Washington Potato Company’s processing plant’s dehyrdator around 1730 hours PT on Thursday, January 21, 2021, that prompted originally Level 1 evacuations. Due to a possible ammonia tank explosion, Command urgently requested it be elevated to a Level 3.

The plant is located in the 1900 block of West 1st Street in Warden, Washington State.

Local, State and County and fire officials began going door-to-door and evacuating residents within a 1.5 mile radius around the commercial fire.

Fire Command reported several explosions inside the fire building, which was one of several on the commercial campus. Concerns of another tank, which held propane was also being taken as a precautionary measure.

Fire units from surrounding areas, such as, Royal City, Grant County Fire District #13, Ephrata, Moses Lake and a large response from others. As the fire behavior began to become more dangerous for members, Command advised all units to pull back from the fire and let it burn. Some retreated to staging, a mile safely away from the chaotic fire ground.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes after the imminent danger passed over. This occurred at 0048 hours PT, when Fire Command deemed it safe.

At the height of the Level 3 evacuation orders (LEAVE NOW), 1st Street Command observed that most of the ammonia that had leaked out had mostly vented all of the product out of it. Large amounts of water were poured over the fire building in what’s call “Surround and Drown” tactics, where they basically position all of their ladders or water towers over what’s burning until it goes out.

About 3,000 City of Warden residents, which is mostly their area’s population was evacuated but have been allowed to return to their homes, just after midnight on Friday morning.

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Credit: Moses Lake Firefighters

This plant is no stranger to having a history of several State fines for discrimination or other safety violations.

JUNE 2020. At the Pasco plant, the Warden’s parent company was fined $92,400 by the Washington State L&I agency for the same violation over the last three years after a worker suffered a fractured wrist and partially amputated finger when his hand got caught in a conveyor while he was cleaning it. It is required for businesses to have a lockout/tagout system to prevent the machinery from starting or moving during service and maintenance. The penalty for repeat-serious lockout/tagout violations is $52,800. (news media)

JUNE 15, 2020. An employment firm reported to local news outlets, that layoffs at the Lamb West potato productions plants

JUNE 2016. The company was fined for repeated serious safety violations that resulted in a serious workplace injury. The fine was $213,160.This was the same violation as in 2020 and in 2014. The company was cited for five repeat-serious and three repeat-general violations, plus 15 additional serious violations. They have been flagged as a severe violator and is subject to future follow-up inspections to verify they are in compliance. (Source: Potato industry news article)

JULY 2009. The Company was cited by the EPA, when they failed to report approximately 300 pounds of anhydrous ammonia into the environment, according to a source that reports on EPA news. This facility was listed in the same location as this fire, which states they produce dried and dehydrated frozen potato products. The leak is said to have occurred when a circuit breaker failed, causing a pressure relief valve to open and releasing the anhydrous ammonia. The EPA says that Oregon Potato failed to immediately notify local and state agencies about the release. No injuries reported at the time of the incident but ammonia is said to be a pungent, toxic gas that attacks the eyes, skin, throat, and lungs that can cause serious injury and even death.

(Source: Environmental Resource Center – ercweb.com)

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Warden Fire Prompts Level 3 Evacuations

WARDEN, WASHINGTON

Update 3 | 1/21/2021 2306 PT

A large fire is burning the Washington Potato Company facility, located in the 1900 block of West 1st Street in Grant County, Washington. It ignited from an unknown cause on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

The Sheriff’s Office says the fire started inside the processing plant’s dehydrator around 1730 hours PT.

LEVEL 3 EVACUATION NOTICE issued to all areas west of Road U-SE and south of SR170, Warden in an 1.5 mile evacuation distance. Issued 1/21/2021 2030 hours PT due to “risk of 5500-lb ammonia tank explosion”.

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Credit: Moses Lake Firefighters

Officers/Troopers/Deputies from the Warden PD/WSP/Grant County Sheriffs Office are manning road blocks and only emergency vehicles will be allowed in.

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Credit: WSP Trooper John Bryant

Emergency Operations Center has been activated. They are working with the Red Cross to set-up a shelter.

Firefighters have pulled back and are in a safety zone, while others are staging about one-mile in the Incident Command Post located off of 17 and SR170.

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Credit: GCFD13

Resources include Grant County Fire Districts 5 and 13, Electric City, Royal City, Ephrata, Moses Lake and other mutual aid assets.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has launched a drone to get an overall aerial shot of the fire building and to get a size up. (2301 PT)

Incident Timer has been stopped at 260 minutes at 2306 hours PT. Command states no longer needs as they are watching everything closely and in real-time.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

Warden Fire Prompts Level 3 Evacuations

WARDEN, WASHINGTON

Update 2

Firefighters from several County Fire Districts are fighting a large commercial structure fire at the Washington Potato Company located in the 1900 block of West 1st Street in Warden.

Fire Command is “1st Street Command”.

–> LEVEL 1 NOW UPGRADED UP TO LEVEL 3 EVACUATIONS <–

–> Issued for West County Road U, to South of 170 <—

–> LEAVE AREA NOW! <–

Due to several explosions on the interior of the commercial building and unknown damage, firefighters have pulled out and are currently trying to remove all equipment from the area.

Staging has been moved back to one-mile from the scene on SR 170 and 17.

More units are still incoming.

A PAR was completed and all members are accounted for.

An ALS unit was dispatched to the scene. It is unknown if there are any injuries.

Warden PD and County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to clear out all of the spectators who gathered to watch the show.

A 5500-gallon tank of ammonia was inside the building and feared would explode. Several occurred but it was unknown which tanks were being impacted.

Resources from Electric City, Warden, Ephrata, Ritzville and Grant County multiple Fire Districts were either on-scene and/or en route.

The last fire unit was backing out of the scene.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/21/2021 2059 PT

State Iconic Potato Farm Up in Flames

WARDEN, WASHINGTON

Firefighters from several County Fire Districts are fighting a large commercial structure fire at the Washington Potato Company located in the 1900 block of West 1st Street in Warden.

Fire Command is “1st Street Command”.

The Warden Police and Grant County Sheriff Deputies are on-scene and providing traffic control.

More incoming fire resources are pouring into the area, with one 4×4 from Royal which is due to go around the rear of the structure to help with some tanks.

Some fire hydrants are being discovered as dead or dry, as firefighters work to locate additional water sources/supply.

A smell of natural gas was in the air and an immediate request to Dispatch to secure utilities.

Fire began to burn on the Alpha/Bravo side and Command sent out a broadcast for all members to stay away from the downwind side and out of the smoke. They are unsure what is burning or what is inside the smoke.

Current temps are 36*F with cloudy skies.

Level 1 Evacuation Notices

–> Issued for County Road U, to South of 170 <—

Command requested additional mutual engines and ladder units from Electric City, Warden and Ephrata departments. Resources are now being stated on SR 170 in Warden.

Around 2009 hours PT, fire coming through the roof and setting ablaze the packaging in the structure.

AVOID THE AREA. Possible toxic smoke is billowing out of the area and heading north from the structure.

IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA, yield to all emergency traffic. Pull to the right, when it is safe to do so.

ABOUT WARDEN, WASHINGTON

Warden is approximately 2.61 square miles with an estimated population of less than 3,000 residents.

Washington Potato Company has been an iconic staple in the area for several years and in business for the last 31 years. The company is described as a food processing and manufacturing, food products and wholesale of products.

This company has been in the news in 2017 when it was fined $100,000 for employment violations and originally in 2016 when it had a equipment lockout for repeated serious safety violations. This resulted in a serious workplace injury and being fined $213,160. Some of these violations were documented through various media outlets back to 2011.

Caused for this fire is unknown.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/21/2021 2014 PT

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | WASHINGTON

WILDFIRE ACTIVITY REPORT | SEPT 21, 2020

Here is the Washington State Wildfire Activity Report for Monday, September 21, 2020.  This covers all wildfire activity and smoke reports from Sunday 0800 PT until 2000 hours PT on Monday for all incidents across the State

Incidents are listed by each time resources were dispatched via each Communications Center.

September 21, 2020

1605 PT | YALE FIRE |  Yale Road. Spokane County.  0.1acre.  Grass, brush and reproduction. IC 7411. Patrol status.  NE WA Communications Center.

1306 PT | HWY 20 PIT  | False Alarm. Hwy 20. Concrete. False alarm. Not WA DNR jurisdiction. Northwest DNR Region.

1212 PT | OYSTER DOME |  Oyster Dome. Skagit County. 1 acre. No fire located.

1200 PT | BOISE CREEK FIRE | 0.1 acre. Grass, timber and brush. IC HOB1. Contained 1300 hours PT. Controlled 1350 hours PT. South Puget Sound Dispatch Center.

0815 PT | BULLDOG FIRE | Bulldog Mtn. Ferry County. 0.7acre.  Grass, brush, reproduction, timber, slash, logs and duff.  Resources on-scene at 1055 PT.  CAD showing as an open incident. NE WA Communications Center.

September 20, 2020

2138 PT | BRENDER CANYON | Smoke Check.  Second Canyon.  Fire units unable to locate anything in the area.  Central WA Communications Center.

2124 PT | PETE LAKE | Smoke Check. Kittitas County.  Nothing found.  Central WA Communications Center.

2115 PT | LAKE GOODWIN | 7700 block x 143rd Place NW, Lake Goodwin in Snohomish. 0.1 acre. Patrol Status.  Northwest DNR Region.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/21/2020 1935 PT

APPLE ACRES | WA | NEWLY REPORTED – SIT REP1

APPLE ACRES FIRE

SIT REP 1 | September 16, 2020

Foreground - a very black, charred drainage. Middle ground - homes and out buildings surrounded by a charred landscape. Background - a steep, rocky mountain rises and is very black with little unburned vegetation. Green conifers are scattered throughout.

Photo Credit: WA DNR

This is a newly reported incident for us as we have been working to catch up on wildfires burning in the Northwest, specifically in Washington and Oregon States.

This wildfire named the APPLE ACRES FIRE is burning about three miles northeast of Chelan, Washington State that ignited on September 7, 2020 from an unknown cause. It is currently under investigation.

This incident is currently under a Local IMT Type 4 which consists of personnel representing WA DNR, USFS, and BLM.  Command is based at the Chelan High School

The fire has destroyed 5,573 acres of grass, timber and brush with a 99%containment status.  As the fire nears containment, they will be mitigating unburned fuels inside the perimeter which may cause visible smoke to area communities. Mop-up operations near structures are also on effect.

A total of 10 total personnel are still assigned to this incident along with three engines.

Evacuation Information :

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9-16-2020 2050 PT

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

 

 

 

4 SEATTLE BUILDINGS TORCHED | 2

Seattle Firefighters were dispatched to an early morning to a 3-alarm blaze that caused heavy fire damage to four buildings under construction in the 1000 block of Sturgus Avenue South on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Dispatch sent resources at 0542 hours PT.

The Battalion Chief responding to the scene could see a black thermal cloud in the Beacon Hill area and immediately called for a 2nd alarm. At the height of the incident, it had reached a total of 3-alarms, emptying out half of the City’s stations.  Other units from outside the area responded to CODE RED move-ups to back fill areas to continue with uninterrupted calls for service.

Two eastbound lanes in the interchange on I-90 and I-5 were ultimately shutdown by WSDOT and WSP on I-90 as large burning embers spotted from the top of the Beacon Hill side and raining on drivers down below.  One eyewitness said it was like driving in the middle of the forest on fire.

Traffic was held for about twenty minutes, then reopened again by the WSDOT Incident Response Team and Washington State Troopers.

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Photo Credit | Seattle FDIn all a total of four buildings were heavily damaged.  The cause is unknown and under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.

There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported.

Resources dispatched to this structure fire were A10 AIR10 B2 B5 DEP1 E10 E25 E30 E5 E6 L1 L10 L3 M1 M44 MAR5 REHAB1 SAFT2 STAF10 AIR240-260 B6 E2 E28 E34 E36 L4 PIO R1 E16 E22 E9 E26 E13 L13

Fire originally was dispatched at 0542 PT.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/20/2020 2230 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