19 Jul 2010, 10:07am
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Cowiche Mill Fire

Location: ~3 mi W of Yakima, Yakima Co. WA
Specific Location: Cowiche Creek, ~Lat 40° 39´ 00″ ~Lon 120° 45´ 00″

Date of Origin: 07/18/2010
Cause: Under investigation

Situation as of 07/19/2010 10:00 pm
Personnel: 250 to 300
Size: 6,200 acres
Percent Contained: 35%

Fire size reduction due to more accurate mapping. The fire destroyed or heavily damaged two homes and several outbuildings. Now smoldering.


Situation as of 07/19/2010 9:00 am
Personnel: not reported
Size: 10,000+ acres
Percent Contained: 0%

5 alarm Wildland Fire Incident. Cowiche Mill Road. 10,000+ acres, multiple structures lost. Dozens of homes threatened. Ongoing Evacuations in place. Extreme rates of spread.

Fed, state, private resources are now being ordered up now from Western Washington. Fire District, DNR responding.



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