Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg , WA 98926
The fire's original location was about 5+ miles, north of Husum Washington. It started around 10:30 PM on the night of July 7th. Fire cause is unknown, and under investigation. During the day on the 8th, due to winds, low humidity, and high temperatures, the fire spread rapidly, and a Type 3 Incident Team took over command 7/17/17. Currently the fire is in mop up status, with crews continually looking for hot spots, and widening the perimeter line. The fire is burning in steep and timbered land. State Highway 141 is now open, but please stay cautious, as there is still fire apparatus along with firefighters in the area.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 07th, 2017 approx. 10:30 PM|
|Location||Six miles north of Husum, Washington|
|Incident Commander||Kevin Griffee|
|Coordinates||45.889 latitude, -121.522 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||94%|
Minimal backing and creeping
Maintain and secure lines to ensure fire stays within the current perimeter.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: No spread expected unless the fire was to jump containment lines.
24 hours: Same as above
Last 209 for this incident.
Mostly sunny today, highs in the mid 80's across the fire. RH between 22 & 26%, up valley winds 12-16 mph.