The St Mary's Mission Road Fire started Tuesday, October 2nd, at approximately 4:40 pm near the intersection of Highway 155 and St Mary's Mission Road. Initial suppression efforts included building dozer lines which provided structure protection. The first night the wind driven fire burned approximately 5,000 acres. Two homes and eight structures were lost. The Paschal Sherman Indian School along with residents located near the historic St. Mary's Mission, were evacuated.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday October 02nd, 2012 approx. 04:40 PM|
|Location||SE Omak, Washington|
|Incident Commander||Bob Johnson|
2 Timber grass and understory 3 tall, 5 brush
Occasional single tree torching and cleanup of islands of unburned fuel
Evacuations: The evacuation level for Paschal Sherman Indian School (PSIS) and residents located near St. Mary’s Mission remains at a Level 1. The Paschal Sherman Indian School started classes today. Residents along Haley Creek Road remain at a Level 2 evacuation. Currently, residents along Moomaw Road, Kartar Valley, and Timentwa Flats remain at a Level 1.
Finish rehab, have the fire to patrol status, type 3 shadow, and transition to a type 3 at 1800 on 10-11-12
The Paschal Sherman School is back in session and a presentation was made to recognize the students for keeping calm during the evaction process.
|Wind Conditions||7 mph S|