September 15, 2010
State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Baird Springs Fire, in Grant County. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on September 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the request of Grant County Fire District # 3.
The fire started at approximately 12:30 PM on 9/10/10, fire cause is unknown. The fire has grown to an estimated 2,500 acres. There are approximately 5 structures threatened by the fire, and there are no evacuation order in effect.
Mobilization specialists from the Fire Protection Bureau have ordered 5 Strike Teams of wildland engines, a Type 3 Incident Management Team, 3 Type 2 helicopters, 1 dozer to supplement the resources already fighting the fire.