Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Burbank
FIRE
13,000
acres
10.7 mi
NNE of Yakima, WA
98%
contained
Fire Status:
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
2 weeks ago
Incident #:
2021-WAMCR-000346
Fire Start:
Saturday, July 10, 2021 5:44 PM PDT
Fuels:
Grass/brush
Primary Fire Agency

US Fish & Wildlife Service — Mid Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Burbank Fire

The Burbank fire, located west of South Badger Pocket Road in Yakima County and east of I-82, is spreading in a south/southwest direction. Southeast WA Type 3 Incident Management Team has assumed command of the response to the Burbank fire and is working with the Yakima Training Center Emergency Operation Center.

The fire started at approximately 4:30 p.m. by I-82 milepost 18 in the Burbank Creek area on Saturday, July 10th. Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue (KVFR) firefighters were first on scene, followed shortly at 4:40 p.m. by the Yakima Training Center Fire Department (YTC FD), which was requested by Kittitas County for mutual aid. At 5:40 p.m., driven by high wind speeds, dry weather conditions, and quickly igniting sage and grass fuels, the fire spread eastward into the Yakima Training Center. Once the fire spread to the training center, it threatened several structures, which fire resources successfully protected. By 8:30 pm, the fire had expanded to approximately 5,000 acres and was moving through the canyon between Yakima and Umtanum Ridges. Firefighters from YTC FD, KVFR, Selah, Yakima and the BLM, along with WA DNR air assets and YTC dozer crews, worked diligently through the afternoon and night to protect structures and mitigate the spread of the fire.

The cause is unknown and a fire investigator has been ordered to the fire. The fire started adjacent to I-82, not from within the training center. Due to a red flag warning (hot, dry, and windy weather conditions which mark a high potential for fire activity), no training was taking place in the Yakima Training Center when the fire ignited.   

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Saturday, July 10, 2021 4:45 PM PDT
Location:
8 miles NE of Yakima, WA
Incident Commander:
Bob Gear
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
46.752, -120.388

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
105
Size (Acres):
13,000
Containment:
98%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Tall grass (2.5 ft), brush (2 ft)
Significant Events:
Minimal

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Patrol status and mop up actions and start demob

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Historic low fuel moisture levels combined with historically high temperature/low relative humidity in the area creating unpredictable erratic fire behavior.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Grace DeBusschere
Email: publicfireinformation@gmail.com
Phone: (509)656-4235
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Fire Unit Information
Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
Washington
Ellensburg , WA 98926

Dispatch Contact

Central Washington Interagency Center | Wenatchee, WA
509-884-3473
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/CWICC