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15 Burnett Court 
15 Burnett Court 

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  • Scott Owen
    M-F 9-5

Plumtaw Fire Update, Saturday May28th

Plumtaw Fire
News - 05/29/2022


Plumtaw Fire Update

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 8:00 a.m.


Type 3 Incident Management Team Ed LeBlanc, Incident Commander   Special Note: Today at 6:00 a.m. Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Plumtaw Fire.  Incident Commander, Ed LeBlanc commended the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team 2 for their quality work and smooth transition.   Divisions A and Z were combined becoming Division A/Z and Divisions D and X were combined becoming Division D/X.  This is a common practice as the fire size remains stable, containment increases, and fire fighting resource are released.     

Current Situation: As expected, fire activity remained consistent with the past few days and no fire growth occurred. Uncontained fireline in the northeast corner remains the highest priority and crews continued to secure firelines by extinguishing heat sources and removing fuels. On contained firelines, firefighters conducted patrol and mop-up operations, backhauled unneeded supplies and equipment, and conducted suppression repair operations.  

Today, as weather conditions allow, the bulk of resources will be working again in the northeast corner continuing with suppression operations.  Fire crews will contend with windy conditions and gusts up to 50mph which will present additional hazards and may limit support from air operations.  On contained sections, firefighters will continue to repair primary and secondary firelines by removing debris and branches that were cut during fireline construction and will also conduct other suppression repairs to prevent topsoil loss during future rainstorms. Patrol and mop-up and planning for suppression repair will continue on sections of lines that aren’t ready for suppression repair.  Looking ahead, fire manager are optimistic that firefighters will connect and strengthen firelines leading to increased containment. 


Weather and Fuel Conditions: Today, there is a Fire Weather Watch in effect from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Weather conditions are expected to be warm, dry and windy with temperatures above normal in the mid to high 70s, humidity around 12%, and winds at 20-25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.  Critical burning conditions will exist especially in interior pockets of unburned fuels although fire is not expected to spread outside of existing containment lines. 

Closures and Advisories

Areas around the fires are closed for public safety. Please respect the closure signs. Temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) remain in place on all three fire areas. TFR violations can disrupt aerial firefighting operations and may force fire managers to ground essential aircraft. Wildfires are a no-fly zone for unauthorized aircraft, including drones. If you fly, we can’t. Stage 1 fire restrictions remain in place for the San Juan National Forest. There is also a closure area for the Plumtaw fire. See:  
Plumtaw Fire Statistics:   Size: 721 acres Containment: 77% Total Personnel: 226 Location: Pagosa Springs, CO Reported: May 17, 2022 Cause: Under investigation   For More Information: Public Information 970-316-2594 Public email: InciWeb: Plumtaw Fire Information - InciWeb the Incident Information System ( Facebook: Plumtaw Fire - Home | Facebook  




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