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Sutherland Canyon Fire

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Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Ellensburg , WA 98926

170629 Spartan Sutherland Canyon Update

Sutherland Canyon Fire Wildfire
News – 6/29/2017

Due to the expanding nature and complexity of the Spartan and Sutherland Canyon fires, Northwest Team 11, a Type 2 Incident Management Team under the leadership of Nathan Rabe, was assigned and assumed management responsibilities of the wildfires at 6am Thursday June 29, 2017.These fires are burning in Chelan, Grant, and Douglas Counties across BLM, state, private and other lands.

Thursday June 29, 2017

Fire: Sutherland Canyon Fire
Acres: 47,500
Start Date: June 26, 2017
Cause: Lightning
15 miles S of East Wenatchee, WA
Total Personnel: 275
Fuels/Topography: Grass, brushy fuels

Sutherland Canyon Fire Summary: For the second day in a row, dry and gusty red flag conditions resulted in extreme fire growth in steep and rugged terrain. Both the Sutherland Canyon Fire and Straight Hollow Fire burned together with the east and southeast flanks of the fire being most active. Crews reported limited effectiveness of water and retardant drops due to the dense grass and brush conditions. Overnight, firefighters and dozers worked to construct and hold fire containment lines where they could safely engage the fire. Today fire managers will once again aggressively work to stop new fire spread toward the community of Quincy, WA as well as in critical sage grouse habitat.

Fire: Spartan Fire
Acres: 9,000
Start Date: June 26, 2017
Cause: Lightning
9 miles SE of Wenatchee, WA
Total Personnel: 50
Fuels/Topography: Grass, brushy fuels
Spartan Fire Summary: All existing fire containment lines held overnight with no new growth. Today crews will continue to actively monitor hotspots and islands of unburned grass within the fire perimeter.

Evacuations: GRANT COUNTY - Level 2 evacuations are in place for the residents of the northwest edges of Quincy and southwest of Monument Hill, as a result of the Sutherland Canyon Fire. For more information, log onto under tweets.

DOUGLAS COUNTY - Level 3 evacuations remain in place for the Sutherland Canyon Fire along the Palisades Road corridor beginning at the Highway 28 juncture. Level 2 evacuations are in place for the Trinidad area along Mansfield Road. An evacuation shelter is available for evacuated residents at the Columbia Grove Covenant Church at 19 McElmurry Lane in East Wenatchee, WA. Shelter for pets is also available at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society at 1474 S. Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA.

CHELAN COUNTY - Level 1 evacuation levels remain in place for the Spartan Fire along Colockum Road, Kingsbury Road, Moses Carr Road, Ingersoll Road, and Tarpiscan Road. There have been no reported loss or damages to structures. For more information, log onto

Closures: Traffic is limited to local traffic only along Palisades Road beginning at Highway 28. There are no other closures in place at this time for either the Spartan or Sutherland Canyon fires.

Smoke Impacts: Smoke from today’s fire activity will spread to the east toward Quincy reaching as far as Spokane and Moses Lake. This afternoon, light up canyon winds may push smoke into the Wenatchee Valley area. For more information on smoke and air quality please visit:

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