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Suiattle Fire Final Update, August 7, 2017
SUIATTLE Fire FINAL Update Northwest Incident management Team 12 Richy Harrod, Incident Commander August 7, 2017 LAST UPDATE UNLESS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES OCCUR Yesterday’s operations: The weather... more


Approximate Location

48.345 latitude, -121.444 longitude

Incident Overview

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The Suiattle Fire started on July 30, 2017 and is burning in steep rough terrain and in logging slash, young reproduction and standing timber. Hot and dry weather conditions increase the hazards to firefighters.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 30th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Location10 miles northeast of Darrington, WA
Incident CommanderRichy Harrod, Northwest Incident Command Team 12
Incident DescriptionFull Suppression

Current Situation

Total Personnel221
Size216 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory) and light logging slash

Significant Events



Planned Actions

Continue to support water supply system and mop-up as required to reduce the probability of escape. Continue to patrol the fire. Incident resources will respond to IA within the immediate vicinity of the fire. Suppression repair will continue. The Temporary Flight Restriction over this fire will be lifted around 0900 hrs tomorrow.

Projected Incident Activity

The fire will continue to burn within the control lines, especially in the heavy fuels. Control lines have been completed around most of the fire but if winds exceed 15 MPH, there is a moderate risk of escape.


Recreation pressure exists as people visit the Suiattle River basin in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. A road and trail Closure Area has been established for Road #2640, Road #2650, and Road #2660 as well as the Boulder Lake Trail (#740) and the Huckleberry Mountain Trail (#780). A road advisory has been posted on Forest Road #26 but this road remains open to all vehicle traffic.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

More smoke in the area kept temperatures a bit lower but within the forecast with highs between 78-85. Relative humidities were between 45% and 55% and even higher within the canopy. Winds were generally light and from the north. Tomorrow and the next look very similar to today under a stagnant airmass and weak onshore flow. Continual warming and drying is likely until about Friday, with some possible isolated thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday and a better chance for thunderstorms Friday.

Unit Information

Northwest Region-Department of Natural Resources

Incident Contact

Roland Emetaz
Phone: 360-797-5653
Hours: 7 am to 9 pm

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