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.

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