Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
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*** For Immediate Release***

Date: September 03, 2015
Contact: Trooper Jeff Sevigney
Cell: (509) 993-2946
Twitter: @wspd4pio

Tucannon Fire Update

News From the Fireline -- Crews worked well into the evening yesterday mopping up around the last of the fire perimeter. Fire managers have now declared the Tucannon fire 100% contained. The type 3 incident management transfer command to the local unit at 6:00 AM today. There will be a small contingent of firefighters that will remain in the area for the next few days patrolling the fire perimeter. Firefighters and the NE Washington Interagency Incident Management Team would like to thank the community for their tremendous support throughout the incident.

Hunting season began Tuesday and fire managers throughout the region remind hunters that conditions are still extremely dry. If you are planning on being outdoors, please use extreme caution.  A statewide burn ban remains in place.

The Tucannon fire started August 29, 2015 at 9:30 am, approximately 20 miles east of Dayton, WA.  Local firefighters did an excellent job fighting a fast moving fire in steep terrain. Approximately 40 structures were initially threatened. A level 3 evacuation order was issued for residents within a two mile radius around the fire. Aircraft assisted with the initial attack of the fire and no structures were lost. Cause of the fire in under investigation.

  • Containment: 100%
  • Size: 2,630 acres (acreage reduced due to more accurate mapping)
  • Location:  20 miles east of Dayton, WA
  • Vegetation Type and Terrain: Brush, timber and grass with steep terrain.
  • Weather:  Mild temperatures and dry
  • PersonnelL: 20 personnel
  • Resources:  Engines and a water tender
  • Agencies & Cooperators Involved: Columbia County Fire District 3, Garfield County Fire District 1, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Washington State Patrol Fire Marshall's Office, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Columbia County Emergency Management, Garfield County Emergency Management and Garfield County Sheriff's Office.
  • Other Information: All evacuation order have been lifted and all roads are now open to traffic. There were no injuries reported. This will be the final update for this incident please contact the local jurisdiction for additional information.
  • To view the web page go to:

  • WSP Patch                  Incident Management Team