WA WILDFIRE | NORTH STAR| AUGUST 21, 2015

SUMMARY

  • Start: 8/13/2015
  • Location:  25 miles North of Coulee Dam, 12 miles N of Nespelem, WA
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Command:  IC Rich Nieto
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber (Litter and Understory) Light Logging Slash

North Star column. Courtesy of Inciweb

FIRE STATUS

  • Fire Behavior: Extreme
  • Acres:  108,000

RESOURCES

  • Personnel:  338
  • Jurisdictions:  Colville Agency BIA, Okanogan National Forest and Washington State DNR

Courtesy of Inciweb

THREATENED

  • Residences:  2000

EVACUATIONS

Level 3

  • Aneas Valley
  • Area of NE of Nespelem
  • Colville Indian Reservation forest and rec areas

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coulee Dam Community Meeting

  • Lake Roosevelt High School
  • 503 Civic Way
  • Coulee Dam, WA.
  • Saturday
  • 1600 PDT

Republic Community Meeting

  • Republic Elementary School Gymnasium
  • 30306 East Highway 20
  • Republic, WA
  • 8/23/15 – Sunday
  • 1600 PDT

Town of Republic:  Evacuation reports of the town under evacuation by a local TV news was in error and there are none at this time.

North Star Fire August 15, 2015

Courtesy of Inciweb

CLOSURES

Road Closures

  • Highway 21:  from Bridge Creek Rd N to the Reservation boundary.
  • Highway 155:  from Nespelem to W to Omak.

Other Closures

  • Ranger District: SW Portion closed.

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