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Monday, August 29, 2016

8/29/2016 Deep North Fire Update

Incident Summary: The Deep North Fire is currently burning approximately eight miles southeast of the town of Northport, Washington, on the hillsides above Deep Lake in Stevens County. The fire was reported at approximately 2:30 pm on August 21, 2016 and is burning in heavy brush and Douglas fir tree stands.

Planned Actions Today: Public and firefighter safety will continue to be the top priority. Last night
firefighters completed the line around fire perimeter. Firefighters continue to minimize the acres burned by extinguishing all fire activity within the control lines up to 100 feet. The plan for today is continued mop up and securing lines in all divisions. There are two type two helicopters assigned to this fire, and there are three air tankers and four small fixed wings out of Canada available for tactical, logistical and medical support if needed.

Future Fire Behavior: You will continue to see visible smoke within the fire perimeter. This may
continue until a significant weather event is able to extinguish the fire. Local agencies and fire service will continue to monitor the fire.

Weather Outlook: Weather will be warmer. A low pressure system off the coast will send multiple
weather disturbances across the region from the southwest through Wednesday. Max Temp: 80-89
Humidity 20-26%. Ridgetop - Southeast 4-8 mph in the morning, south 6-11 with gusts to 20 mph in the afternoon. Slope/Valley - Upslope/up valley 4-8 mph. Afternoon gusts to 15 mph south aspects.

Closures: None
Evacuations: None
Resources at Risk: Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) timberlands, local livestock and homes near Deep Lake.
Cooperating Agencies: Stevens County Fire District 10 and 11, Washington DNR.

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