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Lick Creek, Green Ridge fire update


The Lick Creek Fire is 90% contained, according to an update provided on Tuesday, July 27. California Team 12 assumed command of both Lick Creek and Green Ridge fires on July 26.

Smoke will continue to be visible as unburned pockets of vegetation inside the fire area are consumed. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol the perimeters until full containment is achieved. Lick Creek Fire has burned 80,392 acres, and is located roughly 20 miles southwest of Asotin.

The Green Ridge Fire has burned 6,799 acres, and remains at 15% containment, with more than 330 personnel overseeing firefighting efforts.

A wildland fire module will work along the southern portion of the fire. Crews will be finishing structure assessment and protection measures to the south near Godman Guard Station and to the north near Tucannon. Structure assessment and protection will also take place on the east side of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness in the Grouse flats area. These crews will also be available for initial attack of any new fires in the local area. A combination of hand and aerial ignition, using helicopters and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System), may be used to accomplish the burnout operations along prepared roads to the south and west of the fire as conditions allow.

The remaining Level 1 evacuation area for Garfield County will be expanded from Mountain Road going west to Columbia County line and north from Umatilla National Forest Boundary to Linville Ridge Road to Blind Grade extending to the Columbia County line. If you have any questions, please contact the Garfield County Emergency Management Director, Tina Meier, or Sheriff Drew Hyer at (509) 843-3494.

Green Ridge Fire updates are provided daily at, and on Facebook via the Green Ridge Fire page.


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