The Deep North Fire started on 8/21/2016 around 1430 hours from an unknown cause. The cause is being thoroughly investigated at this moment. No preliminary cause(s) is/are known at this time.
The fire is located near Deep Lake Mountain in Stevens County and approximately 25 miles NE of Colville, Washington.
Currently, the fire is said to be at 800 acres.
The fire is burning in heavy brush and Douglas fire stands.
The NW IMT Team 10 assumed management of this fire at 1800 hours this evening.
Firefighters from Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded with both DNR Type 3 crews and air resources, with the Mutual Aid assistance from a Canadian air tanker dropping retardant.
Equipment / Mutual Aid Resources
There are currently 3 local helicopters with the aid of 3 Canadian Air tankers assisting as air resources. The amount of air resources on current and future wildfires are dependent on the availability of helicopter due to the high number of consecutive on-going incidents occurring.
There are approximately 50-60 homes that are under Level 2 evacuations around Deep Lakes that are now in effect.
CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS
6300 feet of dozer lines have been completed on the NE corner of the fire.
Active fire prompting evacuations.
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