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Monday, August 29, 2016

8/29/2016 Spokane Complex Wildfire Update

Rick Scriven
Email: spokanecomplexfires@gmail.com
Phone: 509-477-2780
SPOKANE – On Sunday, firefighters continued to focus efforts on mop-up activities, suppression repair and pulling equipment off the fire lines.
The Wellesley Fire is 100% contained and is expected to stay within its perimeters. The Yale Fire is 99% contained – a 4% percent increase from yesterday with minimal fire activity. Smoke will continue to be visible for several days, however local fire units continue to patrol and monitor the fire lines.
Additional fire resources, including aviation units, were released on Sunday and will continue to be released throughout Monday to return to their home units or other fires. On Tuesday at 6:00 a.m., operations will officially transfer to local fire districts and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The remainder of Northwest Incident Management Team 11 will be released. Today will be the last update.
There are no evacuations. Please check with the Spokane County Sheriff or Spokane Emergency Management (https://www.spokanecounty.org/1460/Emergency-Management) for the most up-to-date information. We ask that citizens using the roadways continue to be aware of hazards that may be adjacent to the road. For the next few days, we encourage caution on recreational use (for example, bicyclists) of areas roads near the fire due to fire traffic and operations.
Northwest Incident Management Team 11 would like to sincerely thank the public, local agencies and fire districts for their support of the Spokane Complex.

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