#RoseburgFire Contained in Thurston County WA | 2

ROSEBURG FIRE 

A wildfire was sparked by an unknown cause that occurred on Monday evening, July 31, 2017.

The fire was located on Highway 12 @ 180th Avenue in Thurston County, Washington.

Reports of an outbuilding were immediately lost and more fire crews and equipment were either on-scene or en route. DNR stated they sent two crews. One helicopter and four engines were already on-scene from area Thurston County Fire Departments.

Firefighters are seen here working on the Roseburg Fire. (PC: WA DNR)

Update! | Firefighters have been able to contain the wildfire to 3.3 acres but they will be on the fire line throughout the night. That is Great News and Thank You Firefighters for your tireless efforts – as always!

No injuries were reported.

No fire suppression and containment costs-to-date were known.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#RoseburgFire Ignites in Thurston County WA | 1

ROSEBURG FIRE 

A wildfire was sparked by an unknown cause that occurred on Monday evening, July 31, 2017.

The fire was located on Highway 12 @ 180th Avenue in Thurston County, Washington.

Reports of an outbuilding were immediately lost and more fire crews and equipment were either on-scene or en route. DNR stated they sent two crews. One helicopter and four engines were already on-scene from area Thurston County Fire Departments.

Here is what it looks like after firefighters tirelessly worked to contain and control the fire.

Firefighters are seen here working on the Roseburg Fire. (PC: WA DNR)

No injuries were reported.

No fire suppression and containment costs-to-date were known.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#GladeFire | Washington | New!

NEAR MABTON, WASHINGTON STATE 

INCIDENT SUMMARY 

A vegetation fire has exploded on to the fire scene from appears to have been from an unknown cause, that has now turned quickly into a firestorm. The fire is located at the end of Boundary Road, near Mabton, Washington State.

RESOURCES

Lower Valley Yakima Fire Districts #5 & #7.  State Mobe has been approved.

SIZE UP

The fire has grown to 7,000 acres with a 0% containment status.

FIRE WEATHER

Temps are 80*F, RH is 44% with winds at E/SE 5 mph.

REMINDERS

If you fly, they can’t. #NoDronesInFireZones

Glade Fire on the West side of Red Mtn in Benton City. (Photo Credit: Brandon Coughlin)

SOCIAL MEDIA | Observers can see the smokey haze from Walla Walla and Sunnyside.

SCANNER FEED | Want to listen in on what is happening on this wildfire?  Check out this Scanner Feed broadcasted on the Yakima City/County Fire EMS Tac channels here —-> http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/alert .

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

#DiamondCreekFire | Washington | 3

DIAMOND CREEK FIRE – PASAYTEN WILDERNESS, WASHINGTON

INCIDENT SUMMARY

This wildfire is burning in the steep slopes in the Diamond Creek drainage,  where it intersects with Lost River in the Pasayten Wilderness on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands.

It was discovered on Saturday, July 22nd and reported on Sunday, July 23, 2017 by a hiker in the Methow Valley area.

The smokejumpers were dispatched around 0952 hours on Sunday morning.  Initially it was reported as a small fire but has grown to 250 acres with a 0% containment status.

Fire fuels are heavy loads of dead and down trees, making it difficult to fight.

CAUSE

Fire Officials say the probable cause is human-intervention as there was no lightning passing over the fire line.  However, the exact cause is under investigation.

Photo showing an Aerial Overview of Diamond Creek Fire on July 23, 2017

Photo Credit: Matt Castle, USFS

STAFFING

About 8 smokejumpers, plus air resources out of the North Cascade Smokejumpers Base are currently working together to suppress and contain this fire.

Want to know about these amazing smokejumpers? Check out their website here ———> http://www.northcascadessmokejumperbase.com/

 

CLOSURES

The Billy Goat Trailhead and all associated trails are closed.

 

REMINDER!

Here is What Smokey Wants You To Know.  Now, Share it!

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Hashtags for this fire are #DiamondCreekFire #USFS #OkWenNF #WAwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/24/2017 @2000 Hours PDT

Fire Dispatch Activity | Washington | July 23 2017

Want to know what’s happening in Washington State on this Sunday? Check out our compilation of dispatched  units to wildfires in this State via various Dispatch Centers.

NE WA INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER (NWICC)

Vista Fire.  Vista Drive, Pend Orielle County.  Resources include:  AR414 & AR421 (IC). Dispatched 1116 hours.

Floodgate Spot Fire.  Starr Road, Spokane County.  Dispatched at 0928 Hours.

CENTRAL WA INTERAGENCY COMM CENTER (CWICC)

Walluke Fire.   Hwy 24 @ MM50, Grant County.  Brush fire.  59 acres. Grass, brush. Resources:  B804, E842, E863 from Hanford and USFWS. Dispatched at 1007 hours.

Diamond Creek Fire.  Rampart Ridge, Okanogan County. Fire in wilderness. 3 acres. NCSB jumpers on-scene. Dispatched 0952 hours.

Eagle Fire.  Eagle Rock, Yakima County. Grass, scrub, timber, logging. 2 acres. DNR response. Resources:  Anthanum 20, PRE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Dispatched at 0534 hours.

(c) 20 17 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

 

Major #BrushFire | Grant County, Washington | 3

I-90 FIRE

( We called first as FRENCHMAN COULEE FIRE )

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date + Time Started:  A major brush broke out at 1800 hours on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Cause:  Accidental spark from a BBQ along the Columbia River.  The Sheriff’s Office says there will be no criminal charges filed.

Location:  The fire was said to have broken out 11 miles West of George between I-90 and the Columbia River (per PD).

Other sources said the fire was more specifically located in the Frenchman Coulee area near I-90, Mile Marker 142, about 4 miles East of the Vantage Bridge (per FD).

Acreage:  The fire appears to be wind-driven.  PD estimates the fire at about 1,000 acres but other sources are saying the ROS is much more greater and well over the preliminary estimates.

I-90 Fire (Photo Credit: WSP PIO 6 Trooper Brian Moore

There has been a 100% containment and the fire has said to be under control.  No word when it will be completely out but we are guessing they may be handling that throughout the night.

RESOURCES

Command:   Unified Command with GCSO PIO Kyle Foreman and WSP PIO 6 Trooper  Brian Moore.

Fire Resources:  The following Agencies have been dispatched and are currently en route:  Grant County Fire District 5, 10, 11, 13, Ephrata Fire Department and BLM.

Air Resources:  There were none on scene as it was stated due to sundown.

Law Enforcement Resources:  Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol.

WEATHER

Fire Weather:   The current weather conditions(as of 2052 Hours PDT) are sunny and clear with winds at 24 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.  The dew point is 36*F.  Visibility is 10 miles.  The RH is 42%.

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DNR Helicopter 9 at I-90 Fire (Stock Photo (c) LR Swenson/@nwfireblog)

ALERTS & NOTIFICATIONS

Traffic Closures:  WSP has opened both lanes on I-90 and traffic is flowing through the area.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Thank You and Shout Outs to our current readership from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, China, France, Mexico and the Netherlands!  May you be safe friends, wherever your journeys may take you. – LR Swenson/Editor

Hashtags:  We are using the following hashtags #FrenchmanCouleeFire #WAwildfires2017 #I90Fire #VantageFire  Official hashtag for this fire is #I90Fire

Our Social Media Channels:  Check us out on Facebook or on Twitter (@nwfireblog).

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/4/2017 (Sunday) – 2110 Hours PDT

 

 

Major #BrushFire | Grant County, Washington | 2

I-90 FIRE

( We called first as FRENCHMAN COULEE FIRE )

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date + Time Started:  A major brush broke out at 1800 hours on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Location:  The fire was said to have broken out 11 miles West of George between I-90 and the Columbia River (per PD).

Other sources said the fire was more specifically located in the Frenchman Coulee area near I-90, Mile Marker 142, about 4 miles East of the Vantage Bridge (per FD).

Acreage:  The fire appears to be wind-driven.  PD estimates the fire at about 1,000 acres but other sources are saying the ROS is much more greater and well over the preliminary estimates.

There is a 0% containment status.

RESOURCES

Command:   Unified Command with GCSO PIO Kyle Foreman and WSP PIO 6 Trooper  Brian Moore.

Fire Resources:  The following Agencies have been dispatched and are currently en route:  Grant County Fire District 5, 10, 11, 13, Ephrata Fire Department and BLM.

Law Enforcement Resources:  Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Washington State Patrol.

WEATHER

Fire Weather:   The current weather conditions(as of 2052 Hours PDT) are sunny and clear with winds at 24 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.  The dew point is 36*F.  Visibility is 10 miles.  The RH is 42%.

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DNR Helicopter 9 at I-90 Fire (Stock Photo (c) LR Swenson/@nwfireblog)

ALERTS & NOTIFICATIONS

Evacuations:  Level 2 (Prepare to Leave).    Evacuations of the Old Vantage camp area are in effect.  Grant County Sheriff’s Office PIO Kyle Foreman is reporting that all campers are safe and well.  https://local.nixle.com/alert/5989625/

Traffic Closures:  WSP has shutdown both directions of I-90.  AS of 2100 Hours | EB has been reopened. WB still shutdown.  Unknown ETA as to when it will reopen.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Thank You and Shout Outs to our current readership from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, China, France, Mexico and the Netherlands!  May you be safe friends, wherever your journeys may take you. – LR Swenson/Editor

Hashtags:  We are using the following hashtags #FrenchmanCouleeFire #WAwildfires2017 #I90Fire #VantageFire  Official hashtag for this fire is #I90Fire

Our Social Media Channels:  Check us out on Facebook or on Twitter (@nwfireblog).

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/4/2017 (Sunday) – 2110 Hours PDT

 

 

Major #BrushFire | Grant County, Washington | New!

FRENCHMAN COULEE FIRE

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date + Time Started:  A major brush fire broke out around 1920 hours PDT  on Sunday evening.

Location:  The fire is located in the Frenchman Coulee area near I-90, Mile Marker 142, about 4 miles East of the Vantage Bridge.

RESOURCES

Fire Resources:  The following Agencies have been dispatched and are currently en route:  Grant County Fire District 5, 10, 11, 13 and Ephrata Fire Department.

Law Enforcement Agencies:  Washington State Patrol (WSP) has currently shutdown all Westbound traffic, while Eastbound is currently open time-being.

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DNR Helicopter 9 at I-90 Fire (Stock Photo (c) LR Swenson/@nwfireblog)

ALERTS & NOTIFICATIONS

Traffic Closures:  WSP has shutdown WB traffic on I-90, while EB is open but Law Enforcement is asking to seek out an alternate route around the area.  UPDATE | 1942 PDT | Both directions are NOW closed. WSP trying to clear vehicles stuck in between of end of the closures.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags:  We are using the following hashtags #FrenchmanCouleeFire #WAwildfires2017 #I90Fire #VantageFire  NOTE:  There has not been an official name for this brush fire.

Our Social Media Channels:  Check us out on Facebook or on Twitter (@nwfireblog).

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/4/2017 (Sunday) – 1953 Hours PDT