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Monday, August 22, 2016

8/22/2016 New fires in eastern WA today

A number of new fires have been detected and named in Washington since yesterday and look to be affecting air quality in the Spokane area. The fire icons on the map above (not visible if you're viewing this on your phone) show locations of heat as detected by satellite so should match up with the fires described below.  (Older fires are not included on this list.)

Deep North WA-NES-000802. 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 600 acres. Timber. Evacuation notices in effect. IMT2 NW Team 10 (Ciraulo) ordered.

Hart WA-NES-000806. 13 miles N of Davenport, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,000 acres. Grass and Brush. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. State Mob authorized 8/21. IMT2 NW Team 7 (Knerr) and IMT2 NW Team 9 (Goff) ordered.

Spokane Complex WA-NES-000814. IMT2 NW Team 11 (Rabe) ordered. State Mob authorized 8/21. Includes: Wellesley WA-NES-000807. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 200 acres. Evacuations in effect.

Yale WA-NES-000808. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,000 acres. Evacuations in effect.

Kahlotus WA-WFS-000712. 10 miles SW of Washtucna, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 20,000 acres. Grass and Brush. Evacuations in effect. State Mob authorized 8/21. Limited information at this time.

5 comments:

  1. We are just south of North port we saw the smoke yesterday but not today . We are new to the area and not sure where to get info

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    1. The Spokane News stations always have current updates. You can look it up on line.

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    2. The "Local Gov" tab above, provides links to local emergency management, sheriff, or government by county or Eastern WA Tribe. Most tend to stay up to date, especially when there are wildfires in their specific areas. Check it out!

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  2. If you are on this site, you found a great multi-organizational partnership site. Explore the tabs across the top of this post for more information on wildfire smoke.

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  3. KHQ news has the best updates on all fires.

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