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Blue Creek Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 8/4/2015

Approximate Location

46.067 latitude, -118.118 longitude

Incident Overview

Firefighter looks down steep hill at burning tree

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The Blue Creek Fire started on Monday, July 20 at approximately 1230 in the afternoon. It is burning 8 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington in grass, brush and timber. It is estimated to be 6,004 acres and is 95% contained. Acreage remains unchanged. One primary structure and 11 outbuilding have been destroyed. The fire was human caused and is under investigation.

Later in the week the fire will be returned to the local unit. Inciweb will not be updated after August 4, 2015.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday July 20th, 2015 approx. 12:30 PM
LocationApproximately 10 miles east of Walla Walla
Incident CommanderKen McNamee

Current Situation

Total Personnel167
Size6,004 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Timber(Litter, grass and understory) Brush

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering, creeping and isolated torching

Outlook

Planned Actions

Finalize constructions and reinforcement of containment lines through aggressive mop up. Provide extended protection of local structures, natural resources, and the Mill Creek Watershed.

Projected Incident Activity

Potential for spread is low.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Increased winds up to 10 mph, lower temperatures, and higher humidities (21-26%) today over the fire area. Isolated showers and thunderstorms tonight with LAL 2. Breezy conditions will continue tonight and for the next few days. Dry forecast with cooler temperatures are predicted for Wednesday through Friday this week.

Unit Information

Washington State: Southeast
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg , WA 98926
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