Final Goat Fire Update 9-28
Incident: Goat Wildfire
Friday, September 28, 2012
Location: Three miles southwest of Pateros, WA.
Size: Fire acreage is 7,378 acres.
Cause: Human caused.
Containment: 80%. Estimated date of containment: 10/02.
Land Ownership: National Forest and Private.
Personnel: 362 personnel are assigned to the fire today.
Equipment and Aircraft: Four excavators, six water tenders and 14 engines are currently assigned to the fire, as well as one Type 3 (light) helicopter.
Injuries: No injuries were reported on Thursday.
Weather: The forecast calls for temperatures in the 70's today with winds out of the west of 5-10 mph. Minimum relative humidity is predicted to be 20%.
What's New: The Level 2 Evacuation Notice on homes in the Alta Lake and Quiet Valley areas were lowered to Level 1 yesterday. The fire is cooling, mop-up is nearly completed, and rehabilitation of areas of disturbance is nearing completion. Demobilization is in full swing. Washington Team 5 will 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 by Team 5. 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
Pateros Web Cam shows air quality near Goat: http://paterosriversrestaurant.com/webcam/.