Highway 141

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Highway 141

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Approximate Location

45.761 latitude, -121.517 longitude

Incident Overview

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,.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday September 05th, 2012 approx. 01:36 PM
LocationWhite Salmon, WA
Incident CommanderDave Leitch

Current Situation

Total Personnel576
Size1,644 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday September 11th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Mixed timber, brush, and grass.

Significant Events

Good progress made on securing containment lines, mop op and suppression rehab. All Level 2 evacuation notices have been removed.


Planned Actions

Continue mop up & suppression rehab activities and point protection around structures. Transition with Type 3 organization.

Projected Incident Activity



Transfer of command to Type 3 organization scheduled to occur on Wednesday 9/12 at 0600.

Unit Information

Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg , WA 98926

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