Milepost 90 Fire


Incident #: WFS-910
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 7.8 miles ENE of Dallesport, WA
Acres: 10,000
Agency: Central Washington Interagency Center (WA-CWC)

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 56 mins, 45 secs ago — The Milepost 90 Fire started on July 31st, at approximately 4:30 p.m. The origin of the fire is near milepost 90 on Washington State Route 14 (Highway 14). The fire consists of mainly grass with very little sage on private, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands.The fire’s size is 14,175 acres and is 60% contained. There are approximately 135 firefighters working the fire. There have been no injuries and no confirmed structures lost.Highway 14 is closed between Highway 197 and Highway 97. Other road closures may be in effect, check for updates.Earlier today the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office lowered the evacuation levels to either a one or a two. No residents are under mandatory evacuation. Updates on evacuations can be found on the Klickitat County 911 Dispatch Facebook page at An estimated 75 residences were affected by the earlier evacuations level.The Washington State Fire Marshals...


Incident Contact
John Preston, IC
Phone: 360 590-1856
Fire Unit Information
Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
713 Bowers Road
Ellensburg , WA 98926

Basic Information

Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Tuesday July 31st, 2018 approx. 04:30 PM
Wishram Heights, Mary Hill Museum
Incident Commander
Bob Gear
Incident Description

Current Situation

Total Personnel
14,500 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Saturday August 04th, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Mainly Tall Grass(2.5 ft), Brush (2 ft)
Significant Events


Planned Actions
Strengthen containment lines, patrol hot spots and structures
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Patrol containment lines, extinguish hot spots, patrol structures.
Level 1 and 2 evacuations were lifted at 6:00PM (8/2/18).
Highway 14 was opened at 3:00PM with suggested speed restrictions (8/2/18).
Initial Attack for new starts.

24 hours: Patrol containment lines.
Initial Attack for new starts.
Demob and transition to Type 4 Incident Commander Friday morning.
Firefighter and public safety are utmost priority.