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Saturday, September 3, 2016
9/03/2016 Cayuse Mountain Fire Update
Cayuse Mountain Fire remains at 95% contained and 18,116 acres. Today,
firefighters will continue to secure the containment line in the
Matthews Lake area. In other areas of the fire, the focus is on patrol
and mop up. Fire personnel are available to assist with initial attack
if needed. A Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) will continue
their work to assess threats to critical values (human life and safety,
property, critical natural and cultural resources) caused by the fire.
Spokane Tribe of Indians Pow Wow is underway in Wellpinit. Last night, a
ceremony was held to recognize the brave firefighters and public safety
officers who battled the Cayuse Mountain Fire during the initial attack
and in the days to follow.
rain showers passed through the fire area yesterday. Below normal
temperatures will continue through the weekend and into next week.
1 and Level 2 evacuations are still in place. The community of
Wellpinit is currently under Level 1 (READY) evacuation notice and all
residences in the fire footprint are currently under a Level 2 (SET)
evacuation notice. Road closures also remain in place. They include
Elijah Road, Flett Road, Mathews Lake Road, Jacobs Road, Brandom Road,
and Wynecoop-Cayuse Road.
Spokane Tribal Fire Managementhas
scheduled presentations in the communities of Wellpinit, Westend, and
Ford next week to teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas
how to best prepare themselves and their properties against wildland
fire threats. Ready, Set, Go! is a three step process that helps
homeowners create their own action plan for getting their property
wildfire prepped and ready long before a fire threatens. More
information on READY SET GO! can be found at http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/