Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926
The Vantage Highway fire started on August 1, 2022 at 1205 PM PDT. The fire was originally reported five miles west of Vantage. This incident started during "Red Flag" weather conditions. A Red Flag Warning bringing warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds combined to produce extreme fire behavior. Additional resources were required to suppress the fire as it continued to grow rapidly due to the passage of a cold front with gusty winds. A Washington State Department of Natural Resources Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the fire on August 4 and soon after transitioned to a Type 2 Incident Management Team equipped with more resources to battle the expanding incident.
On August 5 at 6AM Jeff Dimke's NW Team 12 (Type 2 Team) assumed command of the fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 01st, 2022 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Incident Commander||Jeff Dimke NW 12|
|Coordinates||46.967 latitude, -120.184 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Brush and Short Grass
Fire activity is minimal. Potential for fire to escape firelines is minimal.
All firefighters will be patrolling for hot spots and completing fire suppression repair work to mitigate further impacts to natural and cultural resources. Firefighters will be available for any new starts in the area.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal fire activity is anticipated. Transition back to the local SE Department of Natural Resources unit will occur at 0600 8/12/2022.