The Highway 141 fire is located along the east side of Hwy. 141, approximately 2 miles north of White Salmon, Washington. The fire started at approximately 1:30pm on Wednesday, Sept. 5th. The fire is currently approximately 1,644 acres and is considered 85% contained. 100% containment is expected at the end of today's shift.
No Level 3 or Level 2 evacuations remain.
Crews made good progress in securing containment lines, mop up, and rehab of suppression activities yesterday. Today hand crews and engine crews will continue mop up and rehab activities, and will continue to monitor structures. Full mop up is occurring within 100 feet of the fire line and, as necessary, around structures. On the interior of the fire, some smoke will likely remain visible - and on occasion even some active fire behavior like torching of single trees may be noticed - until some significant precipitation occurs. Continued demobilization of resources will occur today and Wednesday morning. Management of the fire will transfer to a smaller, Type 3 organization at 0600 Wednesday morning,.
NOTE: Today's email update and InciWeb updates will be the last for this incident. At the end of today, the incident phone number and email address will be inactivated. Inciweb updates will also be discontinued.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday September 05th, 2012 approx. 01:36 PM|
|Location||White Salmon, WA|
|Incident Commander||Dave Leitch|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday September 11th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Mixed timber, brush, and grass.
Smoldering, creeping and isolated burning in interior pockets.
Good progress made on securing containment lines, mop op and suppression rehab. All Level 2 evacuation notices have been removed.
Continue mop up & suppression rehab activities and point protection around structures. Transition with Type 3 organization.
Transfer of command to Type 3 organization scheduled to occur on Wednesday 9/12 at 0600.
|Wind Conditions||16 mph SW|