Crews still trying to contain Angel Springs Fire near Davenport
DAVENPORT, Wash. — As the Angel Springs Fire has ballooned to nearly 5,000 acres, many have been forced from their homes and there’s no sign of containment yet.
Steep terrain has prevented hand crews from meeting the fire head-on. Fire bosses have been sent in to drop water on the fire and a type two team has taken over for the type three team that had been battling the flames since Thursday.
The Eastern Area Incident Management Team will now oversee the firefight. Fire information officer Catherine Koele told KXLY4 level two and level three evacuations are still in place. More than 250 firefighters are tackling the flames.
“It’s a lot of different moving parts here at the command post,” Koele said. “It’s an army to make things move out there.”
A command post has been set up at Davenport Grade School. Firefighters from across the region are responding to the call, including crews from Pullman, San Juan Island and Everett. Overhead management from the incident management team is responding from across the country.
The EAIMT will hold a community meeting at Davenport Grade School Monday night at 6 p.m. The team will present its plan of attack for containing the fire.
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