WASHINGTON — Fire season is underway, according to Washington's Emergency Management Department.
In past years, the Department of Natural Resources has fought as many as 900 wildfires in a season, with 70% of those in Eastern Washington.
Currently, there are a handful of active fires burning in Washington. Check for updates on the status of those fires below.
Blue Lake One Fire
As of Saturday morning, the Blue Lake One Fire is 90% contained at 79 acres.
Fire crews will be back on the line patrolling the perimeter of the fire and cleaning up remaining litter and equipment.
Located eight miles north of Concunully, Washington, the Blue Lake Fire sparked on Thursday.
Northeast Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 will assume command of the fire on Friday. There have been no evacuation order issued as of Friday morning.
Crews from the Okanogan County Fire Department are responding, along with crews from the Department of National Resources and other firefighters that were originally assigned to the fire. One helicopter was used to support fire suppression efforts.
Coulee Meadows Fire
The Coulee Meadows Fire is 100% contained as of Saturday evening. Level 1 Evacuations were lifted. However, the Southeast Washington Interagency team asks the public to avoid driving in the area to reduce traffic on the highways and not to enter the fire area.
This fire started around 8 p.m. on Thursday near Ephrata, Washington, in Douglas County. It has burned approximately 794 acres.
The Anglin Fire is now 90% contained after burning a total of 1,992 acres just east of Tonasket. All evacuations were lifted for areas surrounding the Anglin Fire according to Okanogan County Emergency Management's advisory map.
All power has been restored to the area according to a release from the Washington State Patrol.
The fire started on the afternoon of Monday, July 27, and quickly spread due to high temperatures, winds and low relative humidity.
Firefighters from Okanogan County, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and numerous federal, state and local agencies responded to the fire, according to the release.
The Green Fire in Okanogan County is now 90% contained. All evacuations are lifted.
The fire is approximately 1,480 acres according to a press release from the Washington State Patrol.
The cause of that fire is still under investigation.
Residents should expect to see smoke from that fire over the next several days. Firefighters are continuing to monitor the area.
The Colockum fire in Chelan County is now 80% contained and Level 3 evacuations have been lifted.
Level 2 evacuations now in place for for Kingsbury, Jumpoff and Colockum Roads in Chelan County.
Level 2 evacuations have been lowered to Level 1 for Tarpiscan Road, Timberline Lane, Sherron Lane and Big Springs Ranch Road.
On Monday, July 27 SWIIMT says Team 2 took control of the fire at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday with 80% of the fire contained that burned approximately 3,337 acres.