Goat Fire Update 9/25 10am
Incident: Goat Wildfire
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 8AM
Location: Three miles southwest of Pateros, WA.
Size: Fire acreage is 6,912 acres.
Cause: Human caused.
Containment: 25% at this time.
Land Ownership: National Forest and Private.
Personnel: 513 personnel are assigned to the fire today.
Equipment and Aircraft: Five dozers, 15 water tenders and 23 engines are currently assigned to the fire, as well as Two Type 1 (heavy) and 1 Type 3 (light) helicopters.
Injuries: On Monday a crew member was removed from the line for medical observation, and later returned to the crew.
Weather: Temperatures are expected to be in the 70's, with relative humidity at 33%. Northwest winds will begin lifting the inversions and flushing smoke out of the area.
What's New: Firefighters completed construction of all fire line on Monday. Burnout operations were completed in Division A. On the remainder of the fire, control lines were reinforced in preparation for today's burnout operations, mop-up and continued structure protection. Night operations continued protection of structures and critical communication sites along Antoine Creek, Spray Canyon/Quiet Valley, and Alta Lake areas. If conditions permit, burnout operations are planned today on the northwest portion of the fire to remove fuel remaining between the established lines and the fire perimeter. Residents should be prepared to see significant smoke from this operation in the afternoon. As always, firefighter and public safety is the top priority. Level 3 evacuation impacting 5 homes in the Quiet Valley area change to Level 2 at 10am this morning. Other Level 2 evacuation areas remain unchanged. The Goat Fire is now reported as a separate incident on InciWeb. An email address - email@example.com - will be used to email daily updates to anyone wishing to provide us an email address An information phone line has been established - (509)682-0070.
Chuck Turley, Incident Information Officer
Incident Information Office Phone: (509)682-0070 (7am-9pm); email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For continuing updates, see Goat at www.inciweb.org/incident/3277/.
Pateros Web Cam shows air quality near Goat: http://paterosriversrestaurant.com/webcam/.