Monday, August 1, 2016

8/1/2016 Quick summary of WA fire and air quality status

The Range 12 fire grew 58,000 acres (!) yesterday and there is now a suppression team on site so more news should be available soon via Inciweb. Air quality at the monitor in Sunnyside reached Unhealthy (red) overnight. Please check out the information on the Smoke and Health tab above for more information if you have health concerns, or check with your doctor if you are feeling effects from breathing smoke.  Air quality conditions in Sunnyside overnight and into this morning are shown below:



Range 12 WA-SPD-000344. IMT2. 14 miles E of Yakima, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 70,000+ acres (+58,000). 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Structures threatened. Transfer of command to IMT2 NW Team 8 (Johnson) at 0800 today.
North Touchet WA-SES-020574. ICT3. 26 miles NE of Walla Walla, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 525 acres (+225). 80% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior. Residences threatened. Fire Mobilization authorized (07/30).
Black Rock Road WA-SPD-000597. ICT3. 18 miles WSW of Odessa, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 16,600 acres (+1,600). 40% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Fire Mobilization authorized (07/30).
Antilon Lake WA-SES-000340. ICT3. 10 miles NW of Chelan, WA. Start 7/29. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 540 acres (+40). 62% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs. Residence threatened. Road and area closures in effect.

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