Washington Cattlemen's Association


2018 Wildfire Tracking

With summer seems to come smoke and flame. As fire season ramps up, WCA will try to keep this page updated with regular reports from Washington State DNR's Northwest Interagency Communication Center regarding the locations, causes, and containment levels of fires throughout the state.

Fire Weather and Potential Summaries

Weather: General winds will be decreasing in the basins east of the Cascades as the weather pattern moderates. This will result in Red Flag Warnings being dropped on the east side.

Potential: Large fire potential drops back to background levels as winds subside on the east side. However, dry weather will continue. Fire danger indices are likely to continue rising in most areas. 

Active Fires

July 19

Upriver Beacon, three miles Northeast of Spokane

116 acres of timber burning with minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened with trail and area closures posted. 50 percent containment. Cause: Unknown.

Buckshot, two miles South of Mattawa

1,000 acres of grass and brush with active fire behavior with spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuations in progress with road closures in the area. 20 percent containment. Cause: Human.

Boylston, 14 miles East of Ellensburg

25,000 acres of grass and brush burning with extreme fire behavior. Infrastructure and cultural resources threatened. Evacuations in progress and road closures posted. 10 percent containment. Cause: Unknown.

Road L Southwest, one mile East of Vernita Bridge

29,000 acres of grass and brush burning with moderate fire behavior. Infrastructure and cultural resources threatened. 40 percent containment. Cause: Human.

Washington Cattlemen's Association | P.O. Box 96 | Ellensburg, WA 98926 | 509-925-9871

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