August 29 Final Update
Incident: Diamond Butte Wildfire
THIS WILL BE THE FINAL UPDATE
FOR THE DIAMOND BUTTE FIRE
Incident Commander Bob Johnson and all the members of Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 1 would like to express their thanks to the Yakama Nation and the community for their support during the suppression of the Diamond Butte Fire.
Ahtanum State Forest Now Open:
All road and recreation closures implemented due to fire suppression activities will be lifted at 5 PM on Thursday by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in the Ahtanum State Forest.
Restrictions that were previously in effect remain in effect. The Middle Fork Road will open at 6PM on Friday and will close again on Sunday at 8PM due to timber harvest activities; the road will be closed on Labor Day. Campfires are prohibited.
We would like to thank the community for their support and patience during these closures.
A type 3 organization assumed control of the Diamond Butte Fire this morning at 8 AM. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fire. Requests for information can be directed to the Yakama Nation Fire Management Office at 509-865-6653.
Cooperating Agencies: Yakama Nation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington State Department of Natural Resources Southeast Region
Fire Prevention: People traveling and recreating during the holiday weekend need to be especially aware of high fire danger and be very careful with their vehicles and any use of fire. Dry grass and brush ignite readily and can easily grow into a wildfire. If you are concerned about brush, grass or forest fires where you live, use www.firewise.org to get tips and tools to make your home and neighborhood safer from wildland fire.
Acres Burned: 285 acres
Structures Destroyed: None
Closures: Ahtanum State Forest recreation facilities (see below)
Water Tenders: 0
Total personnel: Approx. 75
Injuries: 5 (1 during Initial Attack)