Goat Fire Update, 9-27-12
Incident: Goat Wildfire
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Location: Three miles southwest of Pateros, WA.
Size: Fire acreage is 7,378 acres.
Cause: Human caused.
Containment: 70%. Estimated date of containment: 9/28.
Land Ownership: National Forest and Private.
Personnel: 510 personnel are assigned to the fire today.
Equipment and Aircraft: Two dozers, 19 water tenders and 28 engines are currently assigned to the fire, as well as One Type 1 (heavy) and two Type 3 (light) helicopters.
Injuries: No injuries were reported on Wednesday
Weather: The forecast calls for slightly warmer temperatures today and a breeze from the southeast of 5 to 7 mph with gusts of 10-12. Minimum relative humidity will range from 19% to 22%, depending on location.
What's New: The Level 2 Evacuation Notice on homes in the Alta Lake and Quiet Valley areas will be re-evaluated today. Demobilization is beginning in earnest and 140 to 150 personnel will begin the "going-home" process today. The fire is cooling, mop-up is being completed, and areas of disturbance are being rehabilitated. Washington Team 5 plans to transfer responsibility for management of the Goat Fire to the Chelan Ranger District and DNR on Saturday morning at 6 AM. A strong contingent of firefighters will remain on hand to continue patrolling and mopping up the fire. This is the last update that will be provided via our community traplines. InciWeb will be updated thru Friday. WIMT5 wants to thank all local community members for their cooperation and support during our time here.
Chuck Turley, Incident Information Officer
Incident Information Office Phone: (509)682-0070 (7am-9pm); email: email@example.com.
Pateros Web Cam shows air quality near Goat: http://paterosriversrestaurant.com/webcam/.