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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8/31/2016 Deep North Fire Update

*This will be the last update from Northwest Management Team #10. A type 4 management team will be transitioning in to to take over management of the fire Thursday at 800 am

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 to have started at approximately 2:30 pm on August 21, 2016 and is burning in heavy brush and Douglas fir tree stands.

Planned Actions Today: Firefighters have lined and mopped up between 75 to 150 feet over the entire perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue to work throughout the day to extinguish any hot spots that are close to the perimeter. Smokes and interior flames may be visible until a significant weather event moves in to fully extinguish the flames. 

Northwest Team 10 would like to thank the communities of Northport and Deep Lake for their amazing support during the duration of the fire. We also would like to thank our partners in Stevens County Fire Districts 10 and 11, Stevens County EMS, and Washington DNR.

Weather Outlook: Warm and dry conditions with continued gusty winds are expected today. A low pressure system off the coast will send a weak wave into the area for a slight chance of showers. The low moves over the region Thursday night into Friday bringing much cooler conditions, rain showers, and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures will be 75-84 with winds 4-8mph gusting to 17mph.

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
Injuries: 7 
Containment: 87% 

Crews:  10
Engines: 20
Dozers: 4
Water Tenders:9
Helicopters: 0
Aircraft: 0
Total personnel:  628

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