Cayuse Mountain Fire

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Cayuse Mountain Fire


Final Update for Cayuse Mountain Fire - Sunday Sept 4
Cayuse Mountain Fire Information September 4, 2016, 10 am Roger Brandom, Incident Commander Type III Team Start date: Aug. 21, 2016 Current Size: 18,116 acres Percent Containment: 95% . more


Approximate Location

47.789 latitude, -118.182 longitude

Incident Overview

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday August 21st, 2016 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationEight miles south of Wellpinit, WA on the Spokane Indian Reservation
Incident CommanderRoger Brandom
Incident DescriptionThe Cayuse Mountain Fire Started When The Hart Fire Jumped The Spokane River. High Winds Pushed It To The East Side Of The River On The Spokane Indian Reservation. The Fire On The West Side Of The River Is The Hart Fire.

Current Situation

Total Personnel97
Size18,116 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday August 31st, 2016 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Tall grass and timber. Hazards have been mitigated.

Significant Events

Minimal. Creeping, smoldering.


Planned Actions

Continue to improve security around structures within the fire footprint. Continue to mop up around structures and along containment lines. Complete suppression repair on interior dozer lines. Scout interior islands for opportunities to protect. Support IA, as requested. Type III organization in command.

Projected Incident Activity

Significantly reduced fire activity due to lack of available fuels


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.

Unit Information

Spokane Agency
Wellpinit, Washington, WA 99040

Incident Contact

Robyn Broyles
Phone: 208-387-5474
Hours: 8am-5pm

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