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State fire mobilization authorized for Teanaway River Fire

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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. -

State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Teanaway River Fire, located four miles north of Cle Elum in Kittitas County.  The Teanaway River Fire is burning in grass and trees.  Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on October 6, 2017, at 3:30 pm at the request of Deputy Chief Ray Risdon, Kittitas County Fire District 7.

The Teanaway River Fire started on October 6, 2017.  This fire is estimated at 250 acres, and is threatening homes, crops, and infrastructure.  Level 3 evacuation orders are in effect at this time.  The fire cause is under investigation.

Mobilization specialists from the Fire Protection Bureau have ordered two 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 Teanaway River Fire.  State Fire Marshal’s Office personnel are en route the scene to coordinate dispatch of resources.

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