YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. – Local Fire crews were dispatched at 1424 hours on Sunday, July 1, 2018 to the area on the 800 block of Suesanna, just outside of the Naches area.
The cause is unknown at this time and is under investigation.
State mobe resources were approved, dispatched and on-scene quickly. Those that have arrived last night and this morning have been full-on in engagement.
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July 2, 2018 – Monday
0741 | Fire has grown to 4,000 acres. Crews are battling fire under windy conditions and difficult terrain today. Firefighters from all over the State of Washington are due to engage the wildfire on the fire line.
0910 | Fire grew to 4,000 acres. 0% containment status. Crews worked overnight on the IA and building containment lines. State mobe resources including 7 strike teams.
1112 | Fire behavior becoming more active. Helos and air tankers are dropping water and retardant on a spot fire on the ridge above and visible from Naches.
1120 | Fire activity increasing. WA DNR helicopters are working around the clock.
1453 | Fire Weather Watch issued for Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Klikkitat, Walla Walla & Yakima counties for Wednesday afternoon thru the evening of July 4, 2018, due to low humidity and gusty winds, as reported by the National Weather Service.
1523 | AA continues. Copters dipping out of the water source on South Naches Road.
1714 | AA continued throughout the day. Windy conditions biggest factor. Helicopters have been able to make dips and drops over the fire.
1939 | 5,200 acres. Dozens of engines, 4 aircraft responded today. Crews will be working throughout evening on night operations.
2125 | 4 Everett FD firefighters and a Type 1 engine have been deployed.
July 1, 2018 – Sunday
Photo taken on Sunday night looking north from Old Naches Hwy area | Photo Credit: Ellie Sensney
1513 | New fire. 10 acres. Burning on Clemens Mountain, outside of Naches. Fire District plus DNR air and ground resources responding. Original resources included Ahtanum 20 crew, H-343, SE-521, SE-540, SE-POLLACK.
1520 | Burning on Clemens Mtn, outside of Naches Fire District. 1 helo, 3 engines responding.
Photo Credit | Joseph Elfelt @MappingSupport
1557 | 200 acres. 7 engines, 2 bulldozers, 1 crew and 1 helicopter en route.
1605 | Fire elevated to a 3-alarm wildfire by Fire Incident Commander (IC). South Puget Sound Wildland Team is activated as part of the State Mobe team.
Photo Credit | SE WA IMT
1621 | Fire had reached 200 acres, with 0% containment status. Evacuations were in effect.
1634 | Conrad ICP is located on Box Canyon. Additionally, there were engines sent from Yakima FD, West Valley, Yakima County Fire District #5. Per Fire Dispatch, they had maxed out all engines for the Upper Valley area.
Near Selah. Photo Taken on July 1 at 1748 | PC: Midge Thomas
1639 | Staging is at 21 x Conrad Road.
1647 | ICP located at the west end of Suesanna.
1648 | Tender 42 arrived o/s.
1702 | Nearly 50 homes evacuated in the area of Box Canyon and Conrad Roads.
1707 | 500 acres.
1807 | 1,000 acres. Air tanker and lead plane en route.
1808 | Shelter Location is Naches Middle School.
Taken in evening on July 1, 2018 | Photo Credit | Midge Thomas
1825 | State Mobe approved for 1,500 acres, near Selah. Homes, crops, infrastructure and power lines are under direct threat. 50-75 homes under Level 3 evacuations. WA State EMD partially activated.
1859 | Spokane Co FD8 Division Chief en route, part of the SE WA IMT and DNR team.
2043 | Fire is beyond structures and burning in south Wenas. Apparatus released as warranted.
2115 | 1,500 acres. 12 engines, 1 20-person Ahtanum crew, 2 helicopters.
2128 | SE WA IMT Team 2 is assigned to this wildfire.
WA DNR, Spokane County Fire District 8, Fire Mobe units.
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