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Sunday, August 7, 2016

8/7/16 Fletcher Road Fire

A  fire burning in Columbia and Walla Walla County is now estimated at 2,000 acres.  The fire is south of Lyons Ferry and state mobilization has been approved for resources.

The fire was started by lightning.  DNR heavy and light air tankers are on scene, along with state mobilization resources that responded after being demobilized from the Snake River Fire, and local resources.

Lyons Ferry Rd is closed from Highway 261 south to TOMCO seed.  Please avoid the area while firefighters are at work.  

For any media requests, please contact Megan Hill, PIO, at 509-939-5216 or Michael Krueger, at 509-290-9918.

LOCATION:  Near Fletcher Rd and Lyons Ferry/Highway 261
ACREAGE:  2,000 (approximately)
CONTAINMENT:  0%
# OF PERSONNEL ON SCENE:  180 (approximately)
RESOURCES:  Brush engines, hand crew, heavy air tanker, single engine air tanker, helo

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