Wallula area wildfire ignites this past Sunday

WALLULA - Yesterday, Sunday, firefighting assistance was mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the State Line Fire located near Wallula in Walla Walla County. 

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources yesterday afternoon at the request of Chief Larry Hector with Walla Walla County Fire District 6.

The fire started Sunday morning and its cause to date is still unknown. It has grown to an estimated 1,200 acres and is threatening homes and infrastructure. 

No homes had been lost yesterday.  Level 1 evacuation orders are in place, however.

Mobilization specialists from the fire protection bureau have ordered two type 1 helicopters to supplement the resources already fighting the fire.

The State Emergency Operations Center at Camp Murray has been activated to Phase III to coordinate state assistance for the State Line Fire. 

Personnel from the state fire marshal’s office will coordinate the dispatch of resources.


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