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15 Burnett Court 
15 Burnett Court 

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  • Scott Owen
    M-F 9-5

Plumtaw Fire Update, Sunday May 29th

Plumtaw Fire
News - 05/30/2022

Plumtaw Fire Update

Sunday, May 29, 2022, 8:00 a.m.


Type 3 Incident Management Team Ed LeBlanc, Incident Commander  

Current Situation: Crews sustained progress in all divisions despite the Red Flag Warning for most of yesterday. On the uncontained sections of fireline, in the northeast corner, crews and engines worked to identify and extinguish remaining heat and check spot fires. On contained sections of line, firefighters continued patrol and mop-up operations, equipment backhauling, and suppression repair. 

Today, firefighting work will be similar to yesterday’s by continuing with “search and destroy” heat missions on uncontained fire lines and conducting patrols with mop-up and suppression repair on contained fire lines. Firefighters will continue to be supported with a Type 3 helicopter should bucket drops or aerial reconnaissance be needed. Warm temperatures, low humidity, and windy conditions may contribute to visible smoke from increased interior fire activity as unburned fuels burn. 

Throughout today, and over the new few days, some firefighting resources will be released allowing them to either be reassigned to other wildfires or take time off for rest and recuperation in preparation for their next assignment. Throughout the fire season, firefighters and support personnel typically work up to 14 days continuously are returned home for several days off and then begin a new 14-day wildfire assignment.     

Weather and Fuel Conditions: Windy conditions will persist at 20-25mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Temperatures will remain above normal in the 70s with low humidity around 12%.  In the afternoon, a cold front is expected to arrive bringing possible scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Despite critical burning conditions, and increased likelihood of fuels burning in the fires’ interior, the potential for spread outside containment lines remains low.

  Closures and Advisories Areas around the fires are closed for public safety. Please respect the closure signs.

 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: 225 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