RAIL FIRE EVENING UPDATE - SUNDAY, AUG 21st
Incident Commander Shawn Sheldon reported today that an outbuilding has been burned near
the Table Rock Lookout. “The lookout itself is fine,” said Sheldon. “We had wrapped it with
reflective aluminum sheets, and it withstood the flames. But an outhouse in disuse was destroyed,
and a three-sided storage structure was damaged.” The working outhouse at the parking lot, which
had also been wrapped in aluminum, remains intact.
Embers blown by strong winds from the northwest started leap-frogging spot fires to the southeast
of the main fire, and they quickly reached the top of Table Rock.
The weather forecast for tonight calls for even stronger winds from the west-northwest, gusting to
35 mph, with relative humidity remaining very low.
Northwest Incident Management Team 6
Shawn Sheldon, Incident Commander
Rail Fire Evening Update
August 21, 2016