The Mile Marker 28 Fire is located 15 miles northeast of Goldendale, Washington along Highway 97. The fire continues to burn in grasslands, shrub brush, timber, and timber litter. Resources from several states are working on the Mile Maker 28 Fire.
Welcome moisture brought some nickle size hail shown in the photo.
Crews will spend another day working on the fire perimeter, reinforcing the fireline and completing mop-up operations. Firefighters continue to experience difficulty in completing line construction along the western boundary within the Satus Creek drainage.
However, the weather forecast today is favorable with winds changing back around from the west and southwest which should help push the fire back into the interior of the fire. The challenging topography and erratic winds increased fire activity making it difficult for firefighters to construct line.
Challenges on the Mile Marker 28 Fire include warm weather conditions, potential for dehydration, increased traffic on many roads, and the steep, rugged terrain. Only minor injuries related to the heat have occurred on the Mile Marker 28 Fire.
Four two-person teams of firefighters using hand held infrared devices will be walking the perimeter of the fire during night shifts identifying hot spots and directing mop-up crews to extinguish those areas.