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Saturday, August 27, 2016

8/27/2016 Hart Fire Update

Hart Fire Update
8/27/2016 8:00 a.m. PT
Fire Information: (509) 542-7928

Red Flag Warning Issued Today

The National Weather Service has posted a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity for today from 1pm to 10pm.  Caution should be used today with any activity that could spark a fire. 

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 – Mop-up continued on perimeter lines and near structures.  Firefighters continued post-fire repair and rehabilitation work to minimize soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression action.  Fire behavior was minimal again yesterday.

Today’s Operations – Mop-up and patrol will continue along fire lines and near structures to reduce the risk of the fire from escaping or threatening homes.  Crews continue repair and rehabilitation work across several sections of the fire today.  Firefighting resources have been identified to assist with initial attack on new fires should they occur.

Management of the Hart Fire is schedule to transition back to the local unit tomorrow. 

Weather and Fire Behavior – Today’s forecast calls for a dry cold front to pass through the area.  It is expected to be very warm with low relative humidity and winds out of the southwest from 10 to 15mph with gusts as high as 30mph.  Although the anticipated fire behavior inside the current fire perimeter is expected to be minimal, any spot fires or new ignitions outside the containment lines will quickly establish and rapidly spread. 
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. The campground at Porcupine Bay is closed.
For additional Information see: 
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

Quick Facts
Incident Summary
4,983 acres
Incident Commander:
Eric Knerr,
Incident Commander
on the
Crews: 7
Helicopters: 6
Engines:  30
Dozers: 2
Water Tenders: 4
Washington DNR
National Park Service
Lincoln County Fire District #5
Social Media:


Lincoln County, Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

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