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Incendio Rocky Reach ACTUALIZACIÓN 11:00 am 16 de julio, 2018 (Rocky Reach Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 16, 2018 - 4:52pm
Anuncio: A partir del mediodía, el aviso de nivel 1 para el área de Burch Mountain (Sunnyslope) será revocado. La carretera de Burch Mountain Road permanece cerrada al final del pavimento. El aviso de nivel 1 para el área de Swakane permanecerá en su lugar hasta nuevo

Incendio Rocky Reach ACTUALIZACIÓN 9:00 am 16 de julio, 2018 (Rocky Reach Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 16, 2018 - 4:46pm
Incendio Rocky Reach ACTUALIZACIÓN 9:00 am 16 de julio, 2018 Línea de información (360) 317-8911 Equipo 1, Kimiko Nalle, comandante de incidentes ESTATUS DEL INCENDIO Acres quemados: 3427 Causa: bajo investigación Estructuras dañadas: Ninguna Cierres: Restricción de Vuelo Temporal· Evacuaciones: nivel 1, Burch Mountain y Swakane Canyon Contención: 30% Lesiones: 0 RECURSOS Cuadrillas: 7 Camión de bomberos: 21 Buldóceres: 3 Camiones de agua: 2 Aviones: Personal total: 241 Resumen del incidente: el incendio Rocky Reach comenzó en la ladera sudoeste de Burch Mountain aproximadamente a cinco millas al noreste de Wenatchee, Washington el 13 de julio por la tarde. Comenzó quemando hierba y maleza, y como se extendió rápidamente amenazó varias residencias lo que provocó avisos de evacuación de nivel 1 para los vecindarios de Burch Mountain y Swakane Canyon. Fuerzas del distrito de bomberos del Condado de Chelan #1, el Bosque Nacional de Okanogan...

Evacuation Level Changes (Rocky Reach Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 16, 2018 - 10:49am
As of noon today the Level 1 advisory for Burch Mountain (Sunnyslope) area will be rescinded. The Burch Mountain Road remains closed at the end of the pavement. The Level 1 notice for the Swakane area will remain in place until further notice.

New Contact Information for the Little Camas Fire (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 13, 2018 - 6:42am
As of Friday, July 13, 2018, following are the contact phone numbers for the Little Camas Fire:General Fire Information: Janet Pearce, DNR (360) 902-1122 -work (360)688-3047-cell Road and Trail Closures: Deborah Kelly

Little Camas Fire Update 7/11/18 (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 11, 2018 - 7:41am
Little Camas Fire Update 7/11/2018 8:00 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 499-2862 littlecamas2018@gmail.com There was no significant fire behavior or fire growth yesterday as containment lines around the fire perimeter were tested by winds gusting around 28 mph. Due to diminishing fire behavior and the success of mop-up operations, there will be significant demobilization of resources from the Little Camas Fire today. Some resources had already been released yesterday to assist in suppression efforts on Ryegrass Coulee Fire (near Vantage, WA) and Beaver Creek Fire (near Leavenworth, WA). Operations today will continue to focus on reinforcing containment lines and mopping up the fire’s edge. Some residual heat within the northeast corner will receive additional water drops from helicopters, since the terrain is too steep for ground resources to safely access the area. The weather over the fire area is expected to become increasingly hot and dry, with temperatures around 85°...

Level 1 Evacuations to be Lifted at noon today (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 10, 2018 - 11:37am
The level 1 evacuation notice for the Camas Meadows Bible Camp and three adjacent homes is lifted as of noon today, July 10, 2018. The fire is 317 acres and 52%

Little Camas Fire Update 07-10-18 (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 10, 2018 - 8:24am
Little Camas Fire Update 7/10/2018 8:00 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 499-2862 littlecamas2018@gmail.com Yesterday, firefighters completed control lines around the entire fire area, increasing fire containment to 52%. Hoses were also deployed around a major portion of the fire perimeter, and crews began mopping up hot spots adjacent to fire lines. The dry cold front associated with gusty winds arrived as predicted last evening and tested the established control lines. Last night, a strike team of engines patrolled the fire and scouted for possible spot fires. However, fire remained within established lines. Today, firefighters’ tactics will focus on securing containment lines and mopping up hot spots near lines. Aerial support will assist forces on the ground as needed to reinforce lines. Fire managers also continue to monitor for rolling woody material and fire compromising control lines at the eastern portion of the fire on very steep and treacherous terrain. ...

Emergency Road and Trail Closure (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 10, 2018 - 8:22am
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE OKANOGAN-WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON ORDER NO. 06-17-07-17-05 EMERGENCY ROAD & TRAIL CLOSURES Pursuant to 16 USC § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited upon National Forest Roads and Trails on the Wenatchee River Ranger District within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest as described below and shown in Exhibit “A”. This Order will be effective beginning July 9, 2018 until rescinded. PROHIBITION: 1. USE BY ANY TYPE OF TRAFFIC ON NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM ROADS listed below and shown on Exhibit “A” [36 CFR 261.54(b)] 2. BEING ON ANY NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM TRAILS listed below and shown on Exhibit “A” [36CFR261.55(a)] For the purposes of this order, any type of travel is prohibited on the following Forest Service Roads (FSR) and Forest Service System Trails due to fire · Forest Service Road (FSR) 7200 beginning at the Junction with FSR...

Little Camas Fire Update 7/9/18 (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Little Camas Fire Update7/9/2018 8:3Fire Information: (541) 499-2862 littlecamas2018@gmail.com Current strategies for the Little Camas Fire are focused on minimizing acres burned in order to protect commercial timber and sensitive plant habitat. In anticipation of expected critical weather conditions, operations will concentrate on reinforcing fire line construction and securing burning operations from yesterday. The team will also identify contingency options to address the potential for rolling debris on steep terrain within the fire area. Smoke has been minimal over the past couple of days and is anticipated to remain light today. As the fire’s edge is secured with hand-line and water, firefighters are patrolling for hot areas and rolling debris. Along the northeast and southeast portions of the fire, burning debris rolling out of the fire area have caused some additional fire growth. Yesterday, firefighters contained these “roll-outs” and continue to secure...

Little Camas Fire Update 07-08-18 9:00am (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 8, 2018 - 9:31am
Little Camas Fire Update 7/8/2018 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 499-2862 littlecamas2018@gmail.com Northwest Type 2 Incident Management Team 7 led by Incident Commander Eric Knerr assumed command of the Little Camas Fire today at 6:00 am. Local firefighters and the community would like to express thanks and appreciation to the Type 3 Northwest Washington Team led by Incident Commander Don Melton for their outstanding work. Today, firefighters intend to seize the opportunity which today’s favorable weather is predicted to provide. Winds are expected to be relatively calm with occasional gusts of 10 miles per hour, relative humidity 20-28%, and temperatures reaching the low 80s. Fire managers’ strategy is to minimize acres burned and impacts to commercial timber and sensitive plant habitat. Type 1 hot shot crews plan to build fire line directly against the northern and southern edges of the fire. Tomorrow, weather is again expected to become unfavorable with higher...

Little Camas Fire Update 7/7/18 8:00 am (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 7, 2018 - 12:16pm
Last night, the fire stayed within its established footprint despite the passing of a dry cold front accompanied by gusty winds. A strike team of engines patrolled the fire during last night’s shift. Active fire continues to burn in heavy timber and slash. Today, firefighters continue to directly attack the fire where appropriate and safe. Hand crews are working to contain the fire on steep rugged terrain. Lack of road access on portions of the fire also present challenges to the fire suppression effort. Aerial resources will be used to support the ground crews as needed with helicopter water bucket drops and retardant drops. Firefighters are expected to experience more favorable weather today. Winds are forecast to be calm with gusts to seven miles per hour and temperature highs in the 70s. The current size of the fire is estimated to be 338 acres and is 5% contained. 270 personnel are assigned to the fire. Resources committed to the fire include: · Three Type 1 hot shot hand...

Little Camas Fire Update July 6, 2018- 3:00 p.m. (Little Camas Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 6, 2018 - 4:35pm
Little Camas Fire Information update as of 3:00pm July 6, 2018 Little Camas Fire started on July 5th and was reported to be 100 acres. It is located on Weyerhaeuser land and is currently about 400 acres.It is in steep and rugged terrain making the attack by ground crews difficult.6 Rotor-wing and 2 fixed wing aircraft are attacking the fire today. This includes heavy tankers dropping fire retardant. Firefighting aircraft will be taking water from the Bible Camp pond. Please avoid this area for everyone’s safety. ~270 firefighters and 4 dozers are involved in ground fire attack. Because of the complexity of the firefighting effort, the DNR is bringing in a Type 2 Incident Management team to manage the fire. The Camas Meadows Bible Camp and three adjacent homes are currently under a level 1 evacuation notice. Due to fire activity in the area, Forest Service Trail Red Hill #1223 and Tronsen Ridge Trail #1204 from Ruby Creek Trail to the 5 Miles Road junction are closed to public...

Stormy Creek Fire 7/5/18 (Hispanic Version) (Stormy Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 5, 2018 - 9:08am
El perímetro del incendio se ha mantenido relativamente sin cambios en los últimos días. Las cuadrillas han estado limpiando sistemáticamente desde el perímetro exterior. Este es un trabajo sucio. Cada pulgada cuadrada se revisa para detectar cualquier calor. Esto se hace a mano con el miembro de los bomberos revisando el perímetro tocando el suelo con las manos desnudas. Si se detecta un punto caliente, es desenterrado, volcado y rociado con agua. El terreno es muy empinado y rocoso, ha hecho el trabajo muy difícil. El incendio está en él huella del Tyee Fire de 1994 con sus escombros, árboles quemados, y árboles caídos. El perímetro aumenta a medida que se eliminan estos puntos calientes. Cuanto más ancho sea el perímetro, más seguro será el incendio, y poco probabilidades de que el incendio se escape. Hoy el perímetro está a un mínimo de 50 pies y hasta 100 pies de ancho. El interior del incendio consumirá combustibles y eventualmente se apagará. A partir del...

Stormy Creek Fire 7/4/18 (Hispanic Version) (Stormy Creek Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - July 4, 2018 - 9:10am
Se ha hecho un gran progreso! Ha habido personal de bomberos trabajando dos turnos diarios desde que el incendio de Stormy Creek comenzó el domingo 1 °. Los equipos nocturnos patrullaban y monitorean la actividad del fuego con dos camiones de contra incendios. El perímetro del incendio se ha mantenido relativamente sin cambios en los últimos días. Las cuadrillas han estado limpiando sistemáticamente desde el perímetro exterior. Este es un trabajo sucio. Cada pulgada cuadrada se revisa para detectar cualquier calor. Esto se hace a mano con el miembro los bomberos tocando el suelo con las manos desnudas. Si se detecta un punto caliente, es desenterrado, volcado y rociado con agua. El terreno es muy empinado y rocoso, ha hecho el trabajo muy difícil. El incendio está en él huella del Tyee Fire de 1994 con sus escombros, árboles quemados, y árboles caídos. El perímetro aumenta a medida que se eliminan estos puntos calientes. Cuanto más ancho sea el...

6-14-18 FINAL UPDATE (Soap Lake Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - June 14, 2018 - 10:53am
Soap Lake Fire June 14, 2018 10:00 AM FINAL UPDATE Grant County – Thanks to the great work done by the local firefighters and the team work displayed by the mobilization resources the Soap Lake Fire is 100% contained. The fire will be transferred back to the local fire district at 12:00 PM today. “It was a great effort by everyone involved” said Richard Parrish, Northeast Washington Incident Management Team (NEWIMT) Incident Commander. The fire burned 2,063 acres and destroyed one small outbuilding. No injuries were reported during the multi-day operation. NEWIMT would like to thank the community for its support of the fire suppression efforts. The Soap Lake Fire started June 11, 2018, at 4:30 PM along State Route 17 four miles north of Soap Lake. Grant County Fire District 7 responded and quickly requested mutual aid from surrounding communities as the fire grew rapidly with the strong winds that were present at the time. Firefighters from numerous state, federal and local...

6-13-18 8 PM Update (Soap Lake Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - June 13, 2018 - 8:44pm
Soap Lake Fire Incident Update June 13, 2018 8:00 PM Grant County – Firefighters completed line construction and were successful today keeping the fire within its established perimeter. Strong gusty winds tested the fire lines this afternoon and despite the challenging conditions the fire line held up well. Crews continued to be demobilized throughout the day and the rest are scheduled leave tomorrow. The fire has burned 2,063 and is now 90% contained with no new growth. The Soap Lake Fire started June 11, 2018, at 4:30 PM along State Route 17 four miles north of Soap Lake. Grant County Fire District 7 responded and quickly requested mutual aid from surrounding communities as the fire grew rapidly with the strong winds that were present at the time. Firefighters from numerous state, federal and local agencies battled the fire through the night and into the early morning hours. Their efforts saved numerous homes and outbuildings that were threatened. Level 2 & 3 evacuation orders...

6-13-18 8AM Update (Soap Lake Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - June 13, 2018 - 8:16am
Soap Lake Fire Incident Update June 13, 2018 8:00 AM Grant County – Firefighters are back on the fire line this morning working to strengthen and hold containment lines. Night shift crews reported some smoke and hot spots inside the fire perimeter overnight. Day Shift resources will be working to cool those hot spots and respond to any other areas of concern. Firefighters will also be using GPS devices to more accurately map the fire perimeter. All evacuation orders have been lifted for residents in the area. The Soap Lake Fire started June 11, 2018, at 4:30 PM along State Route 17 four miles north of Soap Lake. Grant County Fire District 7 responded and quickly requested mutual aid from surrounding communities as the fire grew rapidly with the strong winds that were present at the time. Firefighters from numerous state, federal and local agencies battled the fire through the night and into the early morning hours. Their efforts saved numerous homes and outbuildings that were...

6-12-18 8PM Update (Soap Lake Fire Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - June 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Soap Lake Fire Incident Update June 12, 2018 8:00 PM Grant County – The Soap Lake Fire started yesterday at 4:30 PM along State Route 17 four miles north of Soap Lake. Grant County Fire District 7 responded and quickly requested mutual aid from surrounding communities as the fire grew rapidly with the strong winds that were present at the time. Firefighters from numerous state, federal and local agencies battled the fire through the night and into the early morning hours. Their efforts saved numerous homes and outbuildings that were threatened. Level 2 & 3 evacuation orders were issued for approximately 50 residents in the area. Today at 12:45 AM, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized state fire mobilization at the request of Fire Chief Kirk Sheppard, Grant County Fire District 7. State mobilization resources from around the state arrived early this morning and relieved the local firefighters. Crews continued to work to strengthen containment lines in moderate...

Newell Grade Fire 8/30/18 (Newell Grade Wildfire)

InciWeb Articles WA - May 31, 2018 - 8:42am
The Newell Grade Fire is 19 miles east of Goldendale in Klickitat County, near Bickelton, WA. As of 1900 on the 28th, the fire is now being managed by the Southeast Washington All Hazard Type 3 Interagency Team.Tony Gilmore is the Team’s Incident Commander. The Incident Command Post (ICP) is located at the Bickelton Elementary and High School.The Newell Grade Fire started on June 28th at approximately 1800. The wildfire is at 228 acres and is burning in mainly grass and sage with scrub Oregon white oak in the draws. It is located about 40 minutes SSW of Bickelton.The home unit did a remarkable job with the initial fire suppression effort.The fire’s containment as of Saturday is at 95%. Saturday, the crews will be in mop up mode continuing to meet the established turn back standards. The crews will be returning to their respective home units beginning on the afternoon of the 30th.The fire incident is scheduled to be turned back to the local DNR unit on Sunday July

FINAL Incident Update 5-21-18 (Okanogan Flooding 2018 Flood)

InciWeb Articles WA - May 21, 2018 - 9:13am
OKANOGAN FLOODING 2018 Final Incident Update – May 21, 2018 10 A.M. Okanogan County – With levees built to withstand expected river flows and sandbags stockpiled throughout Okanogan County, the Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team (IMT) has completed its mission to solidify flood protection along the Okanogan River. Monitoring efforts will now be managed by the county’s Department of Emergency Management and cities along the river valley. Thanks to the help of dedicated community volunteers, the IMT made of firefighters from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the Washington Fire Service, the Washington Conservation Corps and the Washington State Patrol was able to fill and lay more than 220,000 sandbags along the river’s banks, resulting in 6,623 feet of additional protection along levees from Oroville to Okanogan. “We’re glad we were able to come in here quickly and help our neighbors and colleagues in Okanogan County,” said Ed...

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