Nine Mine – Fire update 8-13-21

Orient, WA – The Nine Mine Fire is located 4.5 miles south / southeast from Laurier, WA. This lightning caused fire started on Wednesday, August 4th and has burned approximately 139 acres of forested land.

Evacuations: This morning Level 2 evacuation, for ONLY 3733 A-Z, N. Sand Creek Rd ONLY. This is due to changing weather, fire behavior and burnout operations.

The remaining Sand Creek addresses and Imperial Way will remain under level 1 evacuation.

Road Closures: Nine Mine Rd. has been reopened to traffic. Use caution if driving this road and watch for fire traffic.

Yesterday, firefighters were successful at connecting the containment lines from division Whiskey to division Alpha. Within containment lines of division Whiskey and Alpha a large unburned area started burning during the afternoon moving downhill and across the slope. 

   Zulu division has been moped up 150’ and has been put into a patrol status.  Today, Firefighter’s mission today will be burnout operations in Division Whiskey and Alpha to finish burning the unburn area that started burning yesterday.  The crews are planning to do the burnout in the morning.   Division Z will be in a patrol status. 

   Sunny skies and hot temperatures with low relative humidity today, along with afternoon winds can change fire behavior and will be monitored throughout the day.

 The Jenny Fire is a 2-acre fire due west of the Nine Mine fire that was discovered as a smoldering, lightning caused fire August 2nd. This fire is 100% contained and the rappelers have make it back to base camp.

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