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Bissell Fire

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Firefighters assigned to the Bissell fire started to be released from the incident last night. The remaining personal are working on the fire today securing equipment and patrolling the fire line. The type 3 incident management team will transfer command of the Bissell fire back to the local agencies at 7:00 pm tonight. Residents should expect to see firefighters patrolling the fire for the next several days. The NE Washington Interagency Incident Management Team would like to thank the community for their support of the firefighters who did a great job under very difficult conditions.

The Bissell fire started July 23, 2017, just after 7pm north of Hunters, WA. Local resources responded along with air resources. Thanks to their great work no primary structures were lost and there were no injuries reported. Approximately 25 residents were put on level 2 and 3 evacuation orders and a Red Cross shelter was established at Columbia School in Hunters. Monday evening, Stevens County Emergency Management lifted all evacuation orders for the Bissell fire and the Red Cross Shelter was closed. Power that was initially lost during the early hours of the fire has since been restored

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday July 23rd, 2017 approx. 07:15 PM
Location8 miles North of Hunters, WA
Incident CommanderAndrew Stenbeck
Coordinates48.2 latitude, -118.161 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel132
Size377 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, Brush and Tall Grass