The Diamond Butte Fire started by numerous lightening strikes on Sunday, August 19, on the Yakama Nation Reservation. The fire was burning in heavy timber (including significant dead and down trees) in steep, remote terrain. Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #1 assumed control of the fire at 6 AM on August 22. After meeting incident objectives, the fire transitioned to a Type 3 Incident Management Team on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. This will be the final update for the Diamond Butte Fire.
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 19th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||37 miles west of Yakima|
|Incident Commander||Bob Johnson|
Heavy timber (litter and understory)with significant dead and downed trees.
creeping, smoldering, burnout of a few jackpots of timber in the interior.