The Wildfire Log | Dry Sage Fire | WA | 3

YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Update 3 | June 10, 2019 | 2100 hours PDT

Incident Summary | A wildfire, called the DRY SAGE FIRE is burning on Durr Road in Yakima County, Washington State.  Fire assets were dispatched on June 8th around 1006 hours.

Current Fire Status | The fire has destroyed about 397 acres of short grass and brush.  Crews have reached a 70% containment status.

Resources | There are about 31 total personnel assigned along with 10 engines.

Costs-To-Date | Total expenses as of today’s date have reached $75,000.00.

Social Media

#DrySageFire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Dry Sage Fire | WA | 2

YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH @ 0115 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire, called the DRY SAGE FIRE is burning on Durr Road in Yakima County, Washington State.

Fire assets were dispatched on June 8th around 1006 hours.

Current Fire Status

There has been about 397 acres of grass and brush destroyed.

Resources

SE 540 and SE 700 are showing attached to this incident.

Social Media

#DrySageFire #WAwildfires2019

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Fire Event | Era of Megafires | Cle Elum, Washington

CLE ELUM, WASHINGTON

ERA OF MEGAFIRES,

A Multimedia Digital Video Presentation

Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Coalition and The Nature Conservacy in Washington – Central Cascades Forest are host to this great fire event to be held in Cle Elum, Washington.

The event will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 1800 hours PDT (6pm) to 2000 hours PDT (8pm) at the Swauk Teanaway Grange #984.  It is located at 1361 W. Ballard Hill Road in Cle Elum, Washington State 98922.

This is a FREE event and open to all.  It is sponsored by the Washington Department of Resources (WA DNR) Landowner Assistance Program.

The presentation is said to discuss the increased firestorms, or destructive megafires well over 100,000 acres and how they impact our personal and business lives.   Learn about ways to be prepared, the research and the visual storytelling from the award-winning film company, NORTH 40 PRODUCTIONS.

You will surely be educated and a must-see for fire prone communities.  More details here (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/events/375005303138275/

Wishing we could but we have other commitments but we encourage you and your family to attend this very informative and engaging event. – Ed.

2019 NW Fire Blog (repost)

 

The Wildfire Log | Gold Creek Fire | WA | 1

STEVENS COUNTY, WASHINGTON

JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 2355 HOURS PDT

Fire assets and personnel were dispatched via the Northeast Washington Interagency Communication Center to respond to a wildfire on Gold Creek Loop Road in Stevens County, Washington State at 1936 hours PDT.

NC 61 arrived on-scene and assumed Incident Command.

There is no known cause at this time, nor any additional details other than there is a note in their CAD system stating resources will be returning on June 9th, Sunday.

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The Wildfire Log | Dry Sage Fire | WA | 2

YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 – 1440 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire is burning in Yakima County, called the Dry Sage Fire that is approximately 400 acres and growing. The location of the fire has been released by WA DNR as being on the Durr Road in Yakima County, Washington.

Fire fuels include grass and brush.

Current Fire Status

We have reached out to WA DNR for any recent updates on this fire.

According to their CAD system, they are still reporting 400 acres. We are trying to find out the containment status, any increase in acreage, the fire behavior and if any homes are being threatened, etc.

Resources

AA-10F, E381, FB205, FB244, H339, H336, SE463, SE521, SE540, SE JAMES, SE JONES were dispatched at 1006 hours PDT this morning.

Social Media

#DrySageFire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Dry Sage Fire | WA | 1

YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 – 1345 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire is burning in Yakima County, called the Dry Sage Fire that is approximately 400 acres and growing.  The exact location is unknown.

Fire fuels include grass and brush.

Resources

AA-10F, E381, FB205, FB244, H339, H336, SE463, SE521, SE540, SE JAMES, SE JONES were dispatched at 1006 hours PDT this morning.

Weather Report

Current weather at 1335 hours PDT:  Partly cloudy, 69*F with a humidity of 29*. Winds are from the SE 12 mph with gusts to 17 mph.   Visibility is 10 miles.

Social Media

#DrySageFire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Landsburg Fire | WA

MAPLE VALLEY, WASHINGTON STATE

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 2345 hours PDT

Incident Summary

A small fire (wildfire) broke out in the Maple Valley area in King County, Washington prompting the call out of fire resources at 0922 hours PDT.

Firefighters were able to quickly contain and control this fire by 1000 hours PDT and putting it completely out at 1001 hours PDT.

Cause

The cause is unknown at the time of this reporting but if we receive this information, we will post it in our next update.

Damage Assessment

Fire crews were able to hold this fire to less than one acre of grass and brush that was destroyed.

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The Wildfire Log | Flaming Raft Fire | WA

COWLITZ COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE

Friday, June 7, 2019 – 2330 PDT

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out in the area of the Pacific Cascade communications center whom dispatched WA DNR Engines 272 and 277 at 1715 hours PDT tonight. The fire named the FLAMING RAFT FIRE was reported as a 20 ft by 20 ft area on Dike Road in Cowlitz County, Washington.

Fire crews were able to keep the fire to less than one acre burned of grass and brush.

Cause

At the time of this post, the cause was unknown.

Injuries

There were no injuries reported.

Damage Assesment

There was no report of damaged or destroyed structures.

Social Media

#WAwildfires2019  #FlamingRaftFire

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The Wildfire Log | 243 Fire | WA | 4

ROYAL CITY, WASHINGTON

UPDATE 4 – 6/7/2019 FRIDAY – @2300 PDT

Incident Summary

The 243 Command Fire started on Monday night on June 3, 2019, near Hwy 243 and Wanapum Dam.

Photo Credit | GCSO

A more pinpointed area lists the fire about 20 miles away the Gorge in Washington State.

Those travelling to the Gorge this weekend were reassured by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office that the fire was far enough away from them on their way to this venue.  Many were worried but would later rest reassured by GCSO.

Photo Credit | GCSO

Fire behavior was reported as wind-driven and with a high rate of spread and spotting.  It quickly ran easterly through the Lower Crab Creek Canyon were it was being within its northern and southern ridges.

Resources

There are still 280 total personnel currently assigned to this incident. (earlier in the day).  More will be released as they put out this fire completely.

Photo Credit | Chief Deputy Gregg/GCSO

Current Status

Fire Managers reported on Friday, June 7th around 2100 hours tonight, there was a hot spot the size of 30 (ft) x 30 ft flared up.  There was a little spark among Fire Managers but they were able to deploy engines and fire crews whom were already on-scene to extinguish it.

Most personnel were said to be released from the incident as containment increases and therefore Incident Command (SE WA IMT) would be disbanded but with this new information with the hot spot – the number of personnel on-scene is unknown.

A total of 20,380 acres have been destroyed. Firefighters have reached a 65% containment status.

The cause is still undetermined and under investigation.

Due to the out-of-control wildfire during the last few days, the Level evacuation orders (1, 2, 3) were all lifted as of last night.  A Red Cross evacuation shelter was opened at the Royal Itermediate School was opened but would later be closed due to a low amount of evacuees using the facility.

Damage Assessments

There were three outbuildings damaged according to Fire Officials’ damage assessment report, along with one of three railway trestles as being destroyed.

 

#243Fire #WAwildfires2019

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The Wildfire Log | Probert Fire | WA

SHELTON, WASHINGTON

First of Two Wildfires Ignite in Mason County

Fire crews were dispatched at 1311 hours PDT on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 through the South Puget Sound Dispatch Center to the first fire in this area.  While firefighters were fighting this fire named the PROBERT FIRE, others were dispatched at 1316 hours to the PINE GARDEN FIRE.

Fire crews helped stop this fire progressing forward and kept it to less than one acre which destroyed grass, brush, slash and logs.  Firefighters contained the fire at 1400 hours and brought it under control at 1500 hours.

The fire is currently in patrol status.

No word on what sparked the wildfire.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/6/2019 @ 2130 hours PDT