Office of the State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy

Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: August 14, 2015
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Scott Lancaster
Phone: (253) 912-4932
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

Fire Mobilization Authorized For the Stickpin Fire

State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Stickpin Fire located 6 miles southeast of Curlew in Ferry County. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on August 14, 2015, at 9:00 AM at the request of Ferry/Okanogan County Fire District #14.

The fire started at approximately 2:00 PM on August, 11, 2015. This fire caused by lightning has grown to an estimated 12,500 acres, and is threatening 520 homes. Level 1 and 2 evacuation orders are in place for the threatened residences.

Mobilization specialists from the Fire Protection Bureau have ordered three wildland strike teams.

The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Camp Murray has been activated to Phase II to coordinate state assistance for the Stickpin Fire. Personnel from the Office of the State Fire Marshal will be on scene to coordinate dispatch of resources, and other personnel will staff the State EOC.

Under the State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan, the Fire Protection Bureau coordinates the initial dispatch and continued administrative oversight of resources and personnel for the duration of the incident. The Mobilization Plan is implemented to provide a process to quickly notify, assemble and deploy fire service personnel, equipment and other resources from around the state when fires, disasters or other events exceed the capacity of local jurisdictions. More information about the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan is available at:

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens
of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire
sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.


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