The Barker Canyon Complex fires were started by lightning on Saturday, September 8. The two fires within the complex grew dramatically during a wind event over September 10-11. The Barker Canyon Fire initially threatened the towns of Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam, Washington, and burned through two power stations associated with the Grand Coulee Dam. This fire is currently estimated at 17,334 acres and has not grown over recent days. The Leahy Fire is currently estimated to be 73,828 acres. There are no longer evacutions in effect for residents affected by these fires, and State Route 174 is open for public travel.
Firefighters are completing suppression activities and are aggressively mopping up all remaining fire and heat that occurs within 500 feet of structures and 200 feet of the fireline established around the perimeter of the fires.
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 08th, 2012 approx. 08:00 PM|
|Location||10 miles NW Grand Coulee Dam|
|Incident Commander||Larry Nickey, Wiimt4|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 19th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM|
6 Dormant Brush, Hardwood Slash, heavy sage and grass
Transition to Type 4 Team scheduled at 0600.
Reduction in acreage reflects more accurate mapping of final perimeter and identification of unburned islands within the perimeter. Last 209 until district submits a final 209.
|Wind Conditions||7 mph S|