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Upriver Beacon Fire

Unit Information

Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
225 S. Silke Road
Colville, WA 99114

Morning Update 7-21-18

Upriver Beacon Fire Wildfire
News – 7/21/2018

Upriver Beacon Fire

July 21, 2018

8:00 AM

Northeast Washington Interagency IMT Type 3, Team #2

DJ Greene

Unified Incident Commander

Spokane County Fire District #9

Division Chief Nathan Jeffries

Unified Incident Commander

For Immediate Release

Spokane, WA, - Firefighters are on the fire line for one last patrol of containment lines this morning as work wraps up on the Upriver Beacon Fire. Firefighters will have completed mop up work 300 feet around all structures and 100 feet in around the entire fire perimeter.

Camp Sekani and Shields Park Climbing Rocks are now open. The parks department is advising citizens to stay clear of the areas of the parks that have burned for their safety. All previous evacuation orders have been lifted. There are no road closures.

The Upriver Beacon fire began at 4pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 near the 6400 block of East Upriver Drive. Crews stopped the fire at 115 acres that evening. Washington State Fire Mobilization was approved and resources from across the state have arrived – those resources continue to work on the fire.

Currently there are over 87 personnel assigned to the fire. The fire is 90% contained. Spokane County Fire District 9 and the Northeast Washington Interagency Type 3 IMT are in unified command of the incident.

Fire information and the incident command post is located at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds in Spokane, WA. Fire information contact is Jeff Sevigney at (509) 993-2946.

Quick Facts:

Fire Size: 115 acres

Initial Start: 07/17/18 at 3:56pm

Location: Upriver Drive near Beacon Hill

Hazards: Urban Interface, Power lines and snags

Values at Risk: Homes and infrastructure

Cause: Under Investigation

Containment: 90%

Resources Committed:

2 - Hand crews

10 - Fire Engines

2 – Water Tenders

Personnel: 87

Road Closures: None