Washington Conservation Corps Responds to Five Wildfires


So far this season, crews from the Washington Conservation Corps have responded to five wildfires.

The Corps currently has three 10-person crews contributing to the firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington. Earlier this summer, during the second week of July, a crew spent five days coordinating camp logistics for the effort to fight the Navarre Coulee fire near Entiat,Washington.

Among other things, crewmembers served meals, and supplied equipment to the fire line. At the end of August, the corps provided similar services to help in the efforts to fight the Taylor Bridge Fire near Cle Elum, Washington. Currently, corpsmembers are responding to the Highway 141 fire near White Salmon in the Columbia Gorge, as well as the Manila/Columbia Complex Fire near Grand Coulee, Washington. They are also in the process of deploying a 10-person crew to the Okanogan Complex of fires near Twisp. Crewmembers are assisting in camp management, equipment and supply delivery, engine crew work and line construction.

Read more about the Corps' efforts on their blog.