Northrup Fire (Steamboat Rocks)

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FINAL UPDATE NORTHRUP INFORMATION RELEASE 8:00AM July 26, 2021

Northrup Wildfire
News – 3 days ago
Summary: Southeast Washington Type 3 Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the fire on July 23 and is working with the Washington State Patrol-Fire Marshal’s office for this state mobilization.
Evacuations/Road Closures: There are no road closures and no evacuations associated with the Northrup Fire. Grant County Sheriff’s Office lifted all previous evacuation orders for the Northrup Fire on July 25.

Yesterday: On the east side of the fire, a helicopter transported firefighters to their work sites because of vehicle inaccessibility in that area due to steep, rocky terrain. After being flown to the top of the rim, firefighters secured the fire’s eastern border during the shift and then hiked for an hour and forty minutes down to the highway in the evening. In the northern section of the fire, resources identified sections of lingering heat and utilized helicopter bucket drops of water to cool them during mop up. At the end of the day’s successful operational period, most of the fire line resources were released from the Northrup fire.

Today: At 7:00 a.m. this morning, management of the fire was transferred to a local command organization with the Bureau of Land Management, who will continue to monitor and secure the fire over the next few days. The three remaining engines are engaged in mop-up, patrolling, and repair. Unburned sections of fuels within containment lines will continue to consume over the next few days, so smoke coming from the interior of the fire perimeter may still be visible.

This incident management team will demobilize at 12:00 p.m. This is our last update for the Northrup Fire. Southeast Washington Type 3 Interagency Incident Management Team 2 wants to thank the community for hosting us, as well as the fire resources and all those who provided logistical support.


Estimated size: 247 acres Containment: 95%


Start Date/Time: July 22, 5:42 p.m.

Point of Origin: Along SR155, near milepost 18 and Northrup Canyon Road

Cause: Under investigation

Structures Lost: None known

Resources:

3 Engines

1 Helicopter available
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NORTHRUP INFORMATION RELEASE 8:00AM July 25, 2021
Northrup Wildfire
News – 2 hrs. ago

Evacuations: Residences east of Highway 155 between milepost 18 and Osborn Bay Campground Road are at Evacuation Level 1. SR155 and Steamboat Rock State Park are open.

Today: Winds projected for this afternoon will give containment lines a chance to demonstrate their ability to hold the fire at its current borders. Provided this continued success, resources are preparing to transition command of the fire back to local units. Firefighters on the line are engaged in mop up today. Unburned islands of fuel within the perimeter of the fire will continue to burn throughout the day, which may lead to moderate smoke output. Visit wasmoke.blogspot.com for local air quality updates.

Summary:

Southeast Washington Type 3 Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the fire at 8:00 p.m. on July 23 and is working with the Washington State Patrol-Fire Marshal’s office for this state mobilization.


Estimated size: 252 acres

Containment: 65%

Start Date/Time: July 22, 5:42 p.m.

Point of Origin: Along SR155, near milepost 18 and Northrup Canyon Road

Cause: Under investigation

Structures Lost: None known

Resources: 2 Hand crews

13 Engines

2 Tenders

1 Helicopter

103 Total Personnel
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NORTHRUP INFORMATION RELEASE 8:00AM JULY 24, 2021
Northrup Wildfire
News – 8 hrs. ago
Road Closures: SR155 is now open.

Yesterday: Firefighters made significant progress in establishing and securing containment lines. Southeast Washington Type 3 Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the fire at 8:00 p.m. and is working with the Washington State Patrol-Fire Marshal’s office for this state mobilization.

Today: Assigned resources will continue to construct containment lines and improve existing ones. Unburned islands of fuel within the perimeter of the fire are expected to continue burning, so community members may detect smoke from these interior sections in the coming days. Visit wasmoke.blogspot.com for local air quality updates. Evacuations: Evacuations will be re-evaluated this afternoon. This morning, about 40 homes are under Level 2 (Get Set) evacuation orders, in the areas east of Highway 155 between milepost 18 and Osborn Bay Campground Road. Level 3 orders are in place for one residence in the north portion of the fire, and its residents have evacuated. No Level 1 evacuation orders are in place.
Estimated size: 442 acres Containment: 20%Start Date/Time: July 22, 5:42 p.m.Point of Origin: Along SR155, near milepost 18 and Northrup Canyon RoadCause: Under investigationStructures Lost: None knownResources: 2 Hand crews 12 Engines 2 Tenders 2 Helicopters 105 Total Personnel
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Daily Summary... 7/23/2021

Summary: At about 5:00 p.m. yesterday, fire resources responded to a call for a brush fire along Highway 155, near milepost 18 and Northrup Canyon Road. Firefighters and resources from Grand Coulee, Electric City, Coulee Dam, Coulee City, Grant County, Lincoln County, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) responded, along with five helicopters, four air bosses, two air tankers, and air attack. The fire pushed to the north and east. Firefighters worked through the night, conducting a burnout operation and making significant progress on establishing and defending containment lines.

Southeast Washington Type 3 Interagency Incident Management Team 2 assumed command of the fire at 8:00 p.m. this evening, collaborating with the Washington State Patrol-Fire Marshal’s office for a state mobilization response. Tomorrow: Assigned resources will continue to construct containment lines and improve existing ones. Unburned islands of fuel within the perimeter of the fire are expected to continue burning, so community members may detect smoke from these interior sections in the coming days. Road and Campground Closures: Highway 155 is closed to all non-fire traffic between Steamboat Rock and Electric City. Steamboat Rock State Park is not closed. Evacuations: Evacuation orders are separated into three categories: 1 (Be Ready), 2 (Get Set), and 3 (Go Now). Approximately 40 homes are under Level 2 (Get Set) evacuation orders, in the areas east of Highway 155 between milepost 18 and Osborn Bay Campground Road. Level 3 orders are in place for one residence in the north portion of the fire, and its residents have evacuated. No Level 1 evacuation orders are in place. Smoke Information: Check out wasmoke.blogspot.com for local air quality updates.

Estimated size: 442 acres Containment: 0%Cause: Under investigationStructures Lost: None known
Resources: 2 hand crews 3 Strike Teams of Engines 2 Helicopters 1 Dozer available
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