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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

8/30/2016 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. Firefighters
completed a line around the 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. Tonight will be the last full night shift. The crews will be working a half shift on Wednesday. Thursday morning the fire will transition to a type 4 command structure at 8:00am to continue to monitor the fire.

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: Warm conditions with continued gusty afternoon winds expected later today. A low
pressure system off the coast will send a weak wave into the area this evening for a slight chance of dry thunderstorms or sprinkles. Another arrives Wednesday night into Thursday bringing a small chance of showers. The low temperature moves over the region Thursday night into Friday bringing much cooler conditions, rain showers, and a chance of thunderstorms. A wetting rain is possible. Below normal temperatures will linger into at least early next week.

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

Acres Burned: 596 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Structures Destroyed: None
Closures: None
Evacuations: None
Containment: 80%

Crews: 16
Engines: 27
Dozers: 5
Water Tenders: 9
Helicopters: 2
Aircraft: 1
Total personnel: 663
Injuries: 5

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