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Sutherland Canyon Fire

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Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926

170626 Spartan Sutherland Canyon Fire Update

Sutherland Canyon Fire Wildfire
News – 6/27/2017

Eric Riener -Incident Commander

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Fire: Spartan Fire Containment: 10%

Acres: 4,500 Start Date: June 26, 2017

Cause: Unknown Location: 5 miles SE of Wenatchee, WA

Total Personnel: 160 Fuels/Topography: Grass, brushy fuels

Spartan Fire Summary: Overnight handcrews and dozers successfully held the fire to the north of Colockum Road and west of Alcoa Highway. The most active fire spread was reported to the southwest. Today, with the return of dry, windy conditions, firefighters and multiple air resources will continue to build fireline and engage the fire when it is safe to do so. Firefighters will use existing roads, dozer lines, water drops and natural features wherever possible to limit future fire spread in this area.

Fire: Sutherland Canyon Fire Containment: 10%

Acres: 3,000 Start Date: June 26, 2017

Cause: Unknown Location: 8 miles SE of Wenatchee, WA

Total Personnel: 75 Fuels/Topography: Grass, brushy fuels

Sutherland Canyon Fire Summary: Crews actively worked to construct fire containment lines overnight on five separate smaller fires collectively called the Sutherland Canyon Fire. Today firefighters will continue to assess opportunities to safely engage with the fires as they move through steep, rugged terrain.

Smoke: Light to moderate smoke from today’s fire activity will spread to the east toward Quincy, WA and the greater Waterville Plateau. For more information on smoke and air quality please visit:

Evacuations: Level 2 evacuation levels remain in place for the Spartan Fire along Colockum Road, Kingsbury Road, Moses Carr Road, Ingersoll Road, and Tarpiscan Road. Level 2 means to be ready to leave in an instant. There are approximately 80 structures threatened in this area. Level 1 evacuations are in place for the Sutherland Canyon Fire from the Columbia River to milepost 10 along the Palisade Road corridor. There are approximately 24 structures threatened. There have been no reported loss or damages to structures on either fire.

Closures: Traffic is limited to local traffic only beyond milepost 8 along the Alcoa/Malaga Highway. There are no other closures in place at this time for either the Spartan or Sutherland Canyon Fires.

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