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August 27th, 2015

Breathing right: Air quality updates

August 27, 2015

PDF UPDATE 9/1/2015

Air Quality Forecast-NE Washington Area Command Issue Date: 8/27/2015
Reported from Leland Tarnay ( and Dan Stratton (, Air Resource Advisors

August 24th

Stevens County Donation and Volunteer Information for Disaster Relief

August 24, 2015

Donation Sites for non-perishable items (toiletries, blankets, house hold goods, cleaning materials) monetary donations are preferable to meet the needs of the disaster victims.

(Will be open Wednesday at 10:00am – 4:00 pm and serve as primary location for Stevens County) Future hours of operation will be posted on the website.
Colville Fairgrounds, Stevens County Primary Donation Location
317 W. Aster Ave.
Colville, WA 99114
(509) 684-2585

(Currently receiving and distributing donations)
Fruitland Service Station, Southern Stevens County Donation Location

August 22nd


August 22, 2015

Friday 08/21/2015 –09:00PM

Acres: 88,000 Start Date: August 13, 2015
Cause: Under investigation Location: Approximately 12 miles north of Nespelem.
Containment: 0% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass and understory
Structures Threatened: 700 + Total personnel: 331

August 21st

Suspect produced firearm in shooting

August 21, 2015

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team is investigating a Stevens County Deputy’s officer involved shooting that occurred in Hunters, WA.

This incident began yesterday, August 19th, 2015 at approximately 7:00pm, when Stevens County Deputies were responding to a domestic situation in the 4900 block of Hunters-Shop Rd in Hunters, WA. The suspect, who has a felony conviction, was believed to be armed with a firearm. He also had a felony warrant for his arrest.

August 20th

Stevens County Emergency Operations has fire updates

August 20, 2015

Stevens County Emergency Operations Center has
created a website for information and updates on the fires located in Stevens County. This site
will include information and updates on the fires, evacuation information and road closures.
This site will provide residents with timely and accurate information. Additional links and
information will also be provided on this site.
The link to the Stevens County Website is and the Stevens County Fire
Updates are in the upper right corner of the page. A 24 hour call center has been established in

Officials Confirm Three Firefighter Fatalities

August 20, 2015

Wenatchee, Wash.—Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (OWNF) and Washington Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) officials are deeply saddened to confirm the fatalities of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters from the OWNF this afternoon.
Next of kin notifications are being made.

August 19th

Fire danger continues to be extreme with area wildfires

August 19, 2015

This update is a region-wide summary of several active large wildfires in Northeast Washington. Information listed here is approximate and subject to change. For more detailed up-to-date information on specific fires, please call the fire information numbers listed in the table below.

Fire Danger Rating:  EXTREME   National Wildfire Preparedness Moves to Highest Level (PL 5)
Fires will start easily, spread rapidly, have a quick increase in intensity and can be very difficult to control.

Marble Valley Fire update

August 19, 2015

The Marble Valley fire started on Friday, August 14 as the result of a cold front that moved over the region causing several wildfires in the region. The current acreage for the Marble Valley Fire is now at 3,100 acres; containment: 15%. The Type 3 Gila Las Cruces Incident Management Team is assigned to manage the fire.

August 17th

Stickpin fire burns 35,530 acres

August 17, 2015

STICKPIN FIRE STATUS Acres Burned: 35,530 acres
Cause: Lightning
Structures Destroyed: None
Closures: Deer-Boulder County Road 602, Colville National Forest Area Closure Evacuations: see below
Containment: 0%
Crews: 6
Engines: 33
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 22 Helicopters: 3 assigned
Total personnel: Approx. 400 Injuries: 0
Incident Summary: The Kettle Complex includes three fires in northern Ferry County Washington.

August 13th

Firefighters hope for drop in human-caused fires

August 13, 2015

Five uncontained large fires in Washington, along with numerous smaller fires, mean firefighting resources are now stretched thin across the state, according to wildfire experts at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Wildfires currently raging in Oregon, California, Idaho and Montana have pulled firefighters and air resources to those states, where the biggest fires are commanding national attention.

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