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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

8/24/2016 Hart Morning Fire Update

Hart Fire Update
8/24/2016 8:00 a.m. PT
Fire Information: (509) 542-7928

Location–The Hart Fire is located 13 miles north of Davenport, WA and south of the Spokane River.  The Incident Command Post is located at the Davenport Middle School. 

Yesterday’s Operations – Crews made good progress on constructing a fireline around the fire.  Moderate temperatures and calm winds aided in the firefighting effort, which is being supported from the air and the water.  Three helicopters, five “fire boss” single engine scooper planes, as well as a National Park Service boat are being used to provide water over the fire and safety support for firefighters.    

Today’s Operations – Additional crews and engines arrived yesterday evening.  The primary focus will be on strengthening fireline in the northwest portion of the fire and extinguishing all fires within 300 feet of structures. 

Weather and Fire Behavior – The winds have shifted to north/northeast and generally light, with gusts to 16 mph on ridges and in open areas. This wind direction will likely bring smoke over the fire from the Cayeuse Fire, burning just north of the Hart Fire across the Spokane River.  Temperatures will remain in the low 80s. 

Evacuations and Closures- The entire fire area is under a Level II evacuation.  Road closures are in place at the junction of Highway 25 and Hart Road and at Porcupine Hill Road.

For additional Information see: 
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Incident Summary
4,200 acres
Incident Commander:
Eric Knerr,
Incident Commander
on the
Crews: 3
Helicopters: 3
Engines:  29
Dozers: 2
Water Tenders: 6
Washington DNR
National Park Service
Lincoln County Fire District #5

Social Media:


Lincoln County, Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

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