Posts Tagged ‘Wildfire’

Rocky Reach Fire Update – Sunday, July 15

Photo: View of Rocky Reach Fire taken from across the Columbia River at the old Badger Mountain Lookout site in Douglas County, 8 a.m. Sunday, July 15.   Credit: USFS – R. Allen   Fire crews are making progress on the 2,400-acre Rocky Reach Fire that started Friday night north of Wenatchee off Highway 97A. A…

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Winds Push Rocky Reach Fire Up Hillside, Closes US 97A Friday Night

Noon Update, Saturday, July 14 – Highway 97A back open, but State Patrol asking drives to use caution as conditions are extremely dry and windy across NCW.   A brush fire started around 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 on the hillside above Rocky Reach Dam. It’s along Highway 97A at milepost 204. Chelan County Emergency Management…

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NCW Wildfire Update Thurs., July 12 – Camas, Ryegrass, Coulee Dam

Firefighters contained more of the Little Camas Fire, burning in trees and logging slash near Blewett Pass. It’s now 87 percent contained and acreage remained the same at 317. Fire officials said besides some smoldering, they’ve seen minimal fire activity. Today they continue mop-up operations and securing existing containment lines. Isolated heavy fuels within the…

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Little Camas Fire Update – Tuesday, July 10

The Little Camas Fire is now 52 percent contained at 317 acres. It’s burning in steep, rugged terrain up Camas Creek near Blewett Pass, making the attack by ground crews difficult. The 440 firefighters, along with engines and bulldozers, have three helicopters assisting them. The Camas Meadows Bible Camp and three adjacent homes are currently…

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Little Camas Fire Update – 8 a.m. Monday, July 9

Fire crews made progress on the Little Camas Fire burning near Mission Creek above Peshastin/Dryden. It’s now 34 percent contained at 324 acres. A Northwest Type 2 Incident Management Team 7 led by Incident Commander Eric Knerr assumed command of the Little Camas Fire yesterday. Over the weekend, firefighters has favorable weather, allowing them to minimize…

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Little Camas Fire Burning Near Cashmere – UPDATE

The Little Camas Fire has grown to about 300 acres in size, burning in logging slash near mission creek above Cashmere. According to the Central Washington Interagency Communication Center.  Three helicopters, two fixed wing aircraft, an air tanker and multiple ground crews are on scene. A type three incident management team has been ordered. No…

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Fire Update Thurs., July 5 – Baird Springs Fire Fully Contained

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Baird Springs Fire, just northwest of Quincy, is now 100 percent contained. Fire crews are mopping up and state mobilization resources left yesterday. The fire started Tuesday afternoon and quickly grew to more than 500 acres, burning grass, sage and standing wheat. Washington State Patrol authorized mobilization of…

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Fire Update Wed. July 4 – Trinidad Over 500 Acres, Entiat Nearing Containment

A brush fire about 500 acres in size is burning near Crescent Bar in the Baird Springs area near Trinidad hill. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the fire started yesterday afternoon near Trinidad and quickly grew to 500 acres, threatening homes, crops, range land and orchards. Last night, authorities lowered evacuation levels for homes…

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