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Friday, August 5, 2016

8/4/16 Range 12 Fire Update - Final

This will be the last Range 12 Fire update from Northwest Incident Management Team 8 (Team 8). Command of the fire will transfer to the local Type 4 fire organization. Team 8 would like to thank the public; cooperators; local, county, state and federal agencies for all the support to the firefighters and Team while suppressing the Range 12 Fire.
Contact: Fire Information Center telephone number (541) 670-0812 will close permanently at 9:30 PM tonight. If you have further questions related to the Range 12 Fire please contact Jeff Clark, Spokane District Bureau of Land Management Public Affairs Officer, at (509) 536-1297 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 PM.
Information Websites: Inciweb – http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4915 and Facebook Range 12 Fire; no new information will be posted to the Facebook site
Incident Management: Northwest Incident Management Team 8, Incident Commander (IC) Doug Johnson, is preparing to transition command of the fire to a local, Type 4 organization, IC Russ Babiak, early Friday morning.
Fire Size: 176,600 acres
Percent Contained: 95%
Estimated Containment Date: 8-7-2016
Structures Threatened: 0
Structures lost: 0
Closures: None; all local and state routes are open.
Cause: Fire started July 30, 2016. The cause remains under investigation.
Injuries: 0
Resources: 71 total personnel- 8 Engines, 1 Camp Crew. Resources excess to the operational needs are continuing to be released to other fires or return home. Resources remaining in the Type 4 organization include 5 engines plus several fire managers.
Weather: High pressure will remain over the fire area today bringing warmer temperatures and light, terrain driven winds. This drying trend will continue through Friday afternoon. Late in the afternoon, the northwest winds will increase followed by a slight chance for lightning on Saturday. The majority of lightning is predicted to stay south in central and northern Oregon but may have enough energy to drift north into Washington.
Today’s Operations: Firefighters continued to patrol the perimeter searching for hot spots.
Type 4 Operations: For the next several days, engines will patrol and be pre positioned to respond to any new starts or flare-ups near the current fire perimeter.

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