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MEDIA ADVISORY

September 8, 2011

Commissioner Goldmark to assess Monastery Complex Fire
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OLYMPIA – This afternoon the Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark will be on scene to assess the damages of the Monastery Complex Wildfire in Goldendale. This wildfire started yesterday afternoon and quickly grew to 2,000 acres.

 Who:Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark 
 What: Monastery Complex Fire 
 When: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
 Where: Base Camp – Klickitat Fairgrounds, 903 N. Fairground Road, Goldendale, WA 
 Why:To assess damages of the wildfire

Directions and web link:

  • From I-82 E, take Exit 50 to WA-22 E, toward Toppenish / Buena.
  • Follow WA-22 for 3.4 miles.
  • Stay straight to go onto US-97 for 48.2 miles.
  • Turn right onto E Broadway Street (WA-142); go 1.3 miles.
  • Turn right onto N Mill Street; go 0.3 miles.
  • N Mill Street becomes N Fairgrounds Road.
  • 903 N Fairgrounds Road in on the left.

For updates on this wildfire, go to http://www.inciweb.org/state/49 . Also use DNR’s twitter feed at http://twitter.com/#!/waDNR_fire  

Twitter feed
Today Commissioner Peter Goldmark visits #Monastery fire at 3:15 p.m. to evaluate the #WaWILDFIRE

DNR’s wildfire mission
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR is responsible for fighting wildfires on 12.7 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands in Washington. DNR is the state’s largest on-call fire department. During fire season, this includes more than 700 DNR employees who have other permanent jobs with the agency and about 375 seasonal workers. DNR participates in Washington’s coordinated interagency approach to firefighting. DNR also has wildfire prevention programs that help people create defensible space around their rural homes and communities, and restrict burning when there is higher wildfire risk.

Media Contact: Bryan Flint, Communications and Outreach Director, 360-870-3853, bryan.flint@dnr.wa.gov  

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