State Mobilizes on Douglas County Brush Fire

Douglas County Brush fire
Wenatchee, Wa.- Updated as of Saturday 11:30 AM
Hayes Road Fire managers say the brush fire is now 20 % contained and about 2000 acres in size. No reports of structure loss and no injuries. The Type 3 Incident Management Team overseeing the fire released the following information following the morning briefing:

Fire started: Friday afternoon at MP 125 on Hwy 17.
Fire Cause: Under investigation
Acreage: 2000
Containment: 20%

Work performed overnight: Local fire crews were on scene working to anchor the fire to natural fire breaks, roads and dozer lines.

Fire losses and injuries: There have been no reported structures lost. There have been no injuries reported.

Status Summary: The Hayes Road Fire continues to be active in Douglas County Fire District #5 and Douglas County Fire District #3, and was approved for State mobilization on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1745 hrs. State mobilization authorizes extra resources from across the state, as well as a Type 3 Incident Management Team.

Level 3 evacuations are still in effect within the area from Hwy 17 to Rd 19 NE and from Hayes Rd. to Rd. K NE. Residents are urged to avoid this area due to fire suppression activities. Level 2 evacuation notices are still in effect from Hwy 17 to Hwy 172. Level 2 evacuation notices mean that residents should be prepared to evacuate the area if necessary.

The Hayes Road Incident Command Post is located at the Mansfield school.

Number of resources: 5 strike teams consisting of 50 specialized wildland engines. There is currently a total of 123 firefighters assigned to the fire.

Follow up information can be found at: Facebook- Hayesroadfire

The next press release will be at: 1500

The incident management team wishes to thank Mansfield School District for opening their doors to house the command center, as well as the support of the community.

The Southeastern Washington All Hazards IMT3 wish to remind people that fire danger remains HIGH, as the heat wave continues and the fire danger remains the same. Please be careful when working around dried out grasses and fields.

Twitter @hayesroadfire

Wenatchee, Wa.- Updated as of Saturday 11 AM- Douglas County Sheriff, Harvey Gjesdal reports a second brush fire is burning about two miles West of Waterville in the area of Road 3 NW and Road G NW. Details are pending on that fire as well as the Hayes Road Fire. Updated information is pending
Wenatchee, Wa -Friday 8 PM State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Hayes Road Fire located near the town of Mansfield in Douglas County.  The fire is burning in sage, grass and crops.  Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on August 4, 2017, at 5:45 pm at the request of Assistant Chief Dan Cavadini, Douglas County Fire District 3.
Douglas County Brush fire
Doglaas County Sheriff, Harvey Gjesdal point out location of brush fire
The fire started on August 4, 2017, at approximately 2:50 pm, and the cause is under investigation.  The Hayes Road Fire is estimated at 500 acres and growing.  The fire is threatening crops and homes.  Level 3 evacuation notices are in place for 12 homes in the area.
Douglas County Brush fire
Douglas County Sheriff provided photo of fire burning along Highway 17, Highway is oassable with deputy pilot cars.


Mobilization specialists from the Fire Protection Bureau have ordered five strike teams.  The fire will be managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team.
The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Camp Murray is activated to a Level 2 to coordinate state assistance for the Hayes Road Fire.  State Fire Marshal’s Office personnel are en route the scene to coordinate dispatch of resources.
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: