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Local Firefighter Injured in Spring Coulee Fire

Okanogan County Fire District #3

Sep 02, 2019

An Okanogan County Fire District #3 firefighter was injured while fighting the Spring Coulee Fire today, September 1, 2019. 

The Firefighter was treated by Lifeline Ambulance before being airlifted directly from the scene to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Details of the incident and condition of the firefighter will be released pending an investigation. The Spring Coulee Fire started approximately at 4:00 pm, Sunday, September 1, 2019 just off B & O Road North between Fletcher Loop Road and Spring Coulee Road. The fire quickly spread to

the north, staying between Fletcher Loop Road and Spring Coulee Road.  Fire District #3 Omak, Okanogan and Malott, along with Fire District #7 Riverside, and Fire District #9 Conconully Rural were dispatched to the fire. 

DNR dispatched four Fire Boss aircraft, two from Omak and two from Deer Park, along with a helicopter from Omak. DNR also had six fire engines and a 20-person crew fighting the fire.

At approximately 5:30 pm, after burning nearly 142 acres, the Spring Coulee Fire was contained and in mop-up stage.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Department of Natural Resources

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