Posted 07-07-2004 at 20:39:12
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I just went out and too a picture up on the hill near my home of it. It is allmost 8,000 acres in size and still growing. They are getting ready for a shift change and I should be on it in a few days. We now have 4 fires burning near me. Here is the report on it for this morning.
WA- Okanogan Wenatchee NF -Pot Peak –
The fire is located 16 miles W of Chelan, WA. A Type 1 IMT (Lohrey) has been committed. The fire is estimated to be 7200 acres with 35% estimated containment. Limited access in steep terrain continues to hamper ground operations. Burnout operations, supported by heavy helicopters, are continuing and new acres are being added daily. So far today winds cancelled burnout operations on all but the North perimeter of the fire.
"This Fire is also near me and one of the two I should be on soon. Lots of homes involved in the Beebe Fire both fires are arouns 35-40 miles away."
WA- Spokane District/Douglas County – Beebe Fire
The multi-jurisdictional Beebe Fire is burning 4 miles E of Chelan, WA. in McNeil Canyon. Size is estimated at 3,200 acres in grass and sage. 45 residences in the area have been placed in a Level 2 (voluntary) Evacuation status and residents have been contacted by the Douglas County Sherrif’s Department and notified. So far, up to 5 outbuildings have been destroyed. Two subdivisions in the area with 50 additional residences are threatened. A Type 3 Incident Management Team is in place, but a Washington Interagency Management Team (Jennings/Perry) has been assigned and was in the process of transitioning with the Type 3 team as this information was being compiled. 3200 Acres est. with 10% containment at 1830 hours on July 6th.