Latest News on the Bridgeport Highland Fire:
July 11, 2014 10 AM
Highland 2 Fire Final Update
Information Contacts: Jeff Sevigney (509) 993-2946
NEWS FROM THE FIRELINE: Crews finished mop up operations around 8:00 pm last night. At approximately 6:30 AM this morning a small grass fire was reported in the area of the Highland 2 fire just east of Bridgeport, WA. Two strike teams that were preparing to demobilize responded and assisted Douglas Co FD 3 in extinguishing the fire. Crews stayed on scene and completed mop up by 10:00 AM.
The Highland fire started at 9:30 AM, July 9. The fire was approved for state mobilization, which allowed for additional resources to be deployed from around the state. The Spokane County Incident Management Team assumed command at 7:00 PM, July 9. Thanks to the great work of local agencies the fire was knocked down and did not damage any structures. Local firefighters also responded to a small fire on State Route 174 that was quickly contained at approximately 37 acres.
SIZE: 492 acres (acreage revised due to more accurate mapping)
LOCATION: Approximately 6 miles East of Bridgeport, WA & 6.5 miles East of Leahy Rd. On State Route 174.
VEGETATION TYPE AND TERRAIN: Sage and Heavy Grass in moderate terrain.
WEATHER: Temp 97 degrees, 12% humidity with northwest winds 5-10 MPH .
RESOURCES: Spokane County Incident Management Team A, 2 Strike Teams consisting of 5 engines and one water tender and 1 - 20 person hand crew.
AGENCIES & COOPERATORS INVOLVED: Douglas County Fire District 3, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, American Red Cross, and Washington State Patrol Fire Mobilization.
OTHER INFORMATION: All road closures and evacuations have been canceled. The Spokane County Incident Management Team A would like to thank everyone for their support of the firefighters that responded to the incident.