Crews contain nearly 150-acre fire burning in Okanogan, one firefighter injured

Crews contain nearly 150-acre fire burning in Okanogan, one firefighter injured

A Level 1 Advisory had been issued for a fire burning near 181 B and O Road North in Okanogan.

The advisory remains in place while crews finish mopping up the fire.

Washington Department of Natural Resources dubbed it the ‘Spring Coulee Fire,’ and it burned around 142 acres. Four Fire Boss aircraft, six fire engines and 20 firefighters were mobilized, and they managed to contain the fire in about an hour and a half.

One firefighter was injured, and was treated on-scene before being airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The advisory notes that residents should be aware of their surroundings, and only take action if needed. This includes being cautious of emergency vehicles that are responding to the fire.

#WaWILDFIRE Update: #SpringCouleeFire is reported at 75-100 acres with forward progression stopped. Crews are working to get the fire fully lined. #OkanoganCounty

— Washington State DNR Wildfire (@waDNR_fire) September 2, 2019

The fire is now fully contained and in mop-up stage.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by Washington Department of Natural Resources.