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SAFENET ID:
20170707-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
07/06/2017 1830
Event Stop Date:
07/06/2017 1840 
Incident Name:
Mitchell
Fire Number:
WA-SES-00179 
State:
Washington
Jurisdiction:
State
Local Unit:
SES DNR
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Mop Up
Position Title:
Fft1 
Task:
Securing Line For Mop-Up 
Management Level:
3
Resources Involved:
20 person crew II2 IA 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Equipment
Human Factors:
 
Other Factors:
 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
At apx 1830 on 7/6/17 on the Mitchell Fire a sawyer / swamper saw team from a type 2IA crew was cutting logs from a dog leg along the fires edge with a Stihl 461 to aid in mop up. After moving some of the logs the saw team mopped up the cut material. When the saw team was ready to cut and mop up more of the material the saw was having issues starting again. The swamper moved away from the black to check the fuel and possible refuel if needed. The swamper had the saw on level ground and attempted to vent the fuel tank by clicking the cap over. After attempting to vent the saws fuel cap, the swamper removed the fuel cap when the saw fuel geysered aprx 6 inches out of the fuel tank onto the powerhead. The powerhead was cool and in the green so no damage was done to the equipment and employee was wearing all PPE and not physically affected by the fuel geyser event.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
saw removed from service


Corrective Actions

20170707-0001-CA001

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