10 Jul 2008, 9:38am
by admin

Badger Mountain Fire

Location: 8 miles north of East Wenatchee,

Specific Location: Badger Mtn. Rd., Lat 47° 31′ 30″ Lon 120° 10′ 30″

Date of Origin: 07/08/2008
Cause: Unknown

Situation as of 07/16/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 265
Size: 15,023 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $2,877,191


Situation as of 07/15/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 441
Size: 15,023 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $2,577,876

Est containment date: 07/17/2008

Crews are making good progress toward completing control lines. Control lines are holding at this time. Crews are also mopping up and starting rehab of dozer lines.


Situation as of 07/14/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 459
Size: 15,023 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

Costs to Date: $1,941,944

Active fire behavior on Badger Mountain fire. Small group torching and surface fire within the control lines. Control lines are holding at this time.

Red Flag Warning in effect until 10 pm PDT Wednesday for winds and low humidities. Eastern WA and OR. West winds 6 to 11 mph increasing to NW 12 to 19 mph in the afternoon. In the eastern Columbia River Gorge west winds 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Gusts to 35 mph.


Situation as of 07/13/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 370
Size: 14,722 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $1,139,231

Level 3 evacuations of residences are in effect at this time effecting approximately 160 residences.


Situation as of 07/12/08 2:00 PM
Total Personnel: 313
Size: 13,349 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Est containment date: 07/20/2008

Costs to Date: $598,386

Level 2 and Level 3 evacuations of residences are in effect at this time. Over 200 residences threatened.

Significant fire activity on NE side of fire. Active surface fire, single and group torching, spotting up to 1/10 of a mile. Dense smoke is causing problems for air resources.

Brown Canyon Fire is complexed with this fire, but no separate information provided. Extremely poor quality information, spotty, irregular, poorly written, of little or no value to residents or fire analysts.


Situation as of 7/10 not updated. Please contact the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center for an explanation and more information regarding this fire:

Phone: (503) 808-2720
Email: ornwc@dms.nwcg.gov


Situation as of 07/09/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: not reported
Size: 2,600 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Est containment date: 07/10/2008

10 Jul 2008, 6:24pm
by Jack H.

This fire is out of control again and a few roads have been closed. Also evacuations have been issued. Check with local authorities.

10 Jul 2008, 6:37pm
by Terry

Hello -

I own some land on Ruud Canyon Road on top of Badger Mountain not far off of Badger Mt. Road. We were going to come over to the property tomorrow, but don’t know if we can get access due to the fire? Do you have any idea if Ruud Canyon Road was effected and if they are letting people come up there? Thanks so much.


10 Jul 2008, 7:00pm
by Mike

No, I don’t know. Please check with Douglas County emergency services first: (509) 884-0941. If they can’t help you, the fire base camp is at Eastmont Baptist Church, 400 S. Kentucky, East Wenatchee.

A fire update report should be issued this evening. I will post it when I can. The reports are at:




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