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Soap Lake Fire

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Spokane District
Bureau of Land Management
Spokane, WA 99212

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Grant County – The Soap Lake Fire started June 12, 2018, at 4:30 PM along State Route 17 four miles north of Soap Lake. Grant County Fire District 7 responded and quickly requested mutual aid from surrounding communities as the fire grew rapidly with the strong winds that were present at the time. Firefighters from numerous state, federal and local agencies battled the fire through the night and into the early morning hours. Their efforts saved numerous homes and outbuildings that were threatened. Level 2 & 3 evacuation orders were issued for approximately 50 residents in the area.

June 12, 2018 at 12:45 AM, Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized state fire mobilization at the request of Fire Chief Kirk Sheppard, Grant County Fire District 7. State mobilization resources from around the state arrived and relieved the local firefighters. Crews continued to work to strengthen containment lines in moderate terrain. The fire has burned 2063 acres of grass, sage and brush and is 90% contained.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday June 11th, 2018 approx. 04:30 PM
Location4 miles north of Soap Lake, WA
Incident CommanderRichard Parrish, NEWIMT Type 3
Coordinates47.396 latitude, -119.484 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel197
Size2,063 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%

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