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Vantage Highway Info
Email: ryan.rodruck@dnr.wa.gov
Phone: 360-706-3121
Hours: M-F 8AM-4PM

This incident is no longer being updated.

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.

Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 09/23/2022 - 07:36
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Undetermined
Date of Origin
Location CWICC
Incident Commander Jeff Dimke NW 12
Incident Description Wildfire
Coordinates 46° 58' 0'' Latitude
-120° 11'
3
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 154
Size 30,659 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 100%
Fuels Involved

Brush and Short Grass

Significant Events

Fire activity is minimal. Potential for fire to escape firelines is minimal.

Outlook
Planned Actions

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.